Trail Design Tullycarby, Sillees Forest

Client: Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership

The Challenge

To provide detailed design, to include drawings and costs, for the development of 2.7km of walkway/cycle track in Tullycarby Forest, Derrygonnelly.

The Role

We undertook the following steps to deliver the project:

  • Ensured detailed design complements its natural surroundings while adhering to Principles and Standards for Trail Development in Northern Ireland, and where possible should include energy conservation measures
  • Considered all the statutory requirements which the project should adhere to and outline how the recommended designs will meet the requirements
  • Demonstrated incorporation of structural and environmental standards into the design of the path
  • Considered the access arrangements onto the path including reference to Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliance
  • Considered and detail the specific upgrade requirements necessary to enable pedestrians and cyclists to use the proposed walkway
  • Provided recommendations on the need for site investigations, where relevant
  • Provided recommendations on any ecological/environmental impact studies required and outline the potential environmental impact of the project, negative or otherwise
  • Considered sustainability as part of the design proposals
  • Considered how the project is clearly focused and consistent with other nature conservation and environmental strategies
  • Provided a risk assessment exercise considering potential constraints on the project