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Interpretive planning and visualisation

Visualising the Royal Canal Greenway for Dublin City Council

MCO worked with Dublin City Council Roads & Traffic Department as part of the planning and design process for the proposed Cycle and Pedestrian Route along the Royal Canal from Spencer Dock to Ashtown.

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Communities
Create Sustainable Environments
Environmental
Planning

A Permanent Exhibition of Irish Design Curated by MCO

Irish Design Initiative at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

In early 2015, a series of specially curated pieces of Irish design moved in to the reception area of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in the heart of Dublin city. These pieces, curated by MCO…

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Communities
Creative
Design

A Strategic Action Plan for Donegal Creatives

Preparing a Plan with Donegal Local Enterprise Office

MCO was engaged by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council in 2014 to work with their team in preparing the Strategic Action Plan for the county.

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Communities
Creative
Cultural
Mapping

Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland

Developing Guidelines for the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design

Eve-Anne Cullinan and Philip Crowe were very pleased to be at the launch of The Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland on Tuesday the 26th of May 2015 in Dublin.

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Healthcare

Lean Six Sigma Training & Project at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

Arrive on Time, Reduce The Line in the Antenatal OPD Clinic

The Problem
Women attending their antenatal appointments within the Outpatients department were experiencing unacceptably long and uncomfortable wait times.

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Healthcare
LEAN Six Sigma

Using Service Design to Improve Outcomes for Patients

Working with The Mater Hospital on a Door to Needle Project

The Problem
The median Door to Needle time for Acute Ischemic Stroke patients attending the Mater Hospital Emergency Department was 80 minutes before the introduction of the project. The group established that their goal…

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Healthcare
Service Design

An Improvement Project for Medication Stock Management at Blackrock Clinic

A Place for Everything & Everything In Its Place

Throughout 2014, MCO has been working with Blackrock Clinic to improve the efficiency of medication stock management from pharmacy to drugs trolley. MCO’s service design team have been working with staff at Blackrock Clinic to…

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Healthcare
Service Design

Measuring Performance & Delivery of a European Project

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Holistic Project

Holistic is the name of a project for which Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) were lead coordinator, along with 24 local European partners under the EU funded Framework 6 Programme, Concerto II. HOLISTIC…

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Communities
Create Sustainable Environments
Environmental

Cultural mapping, stakeholder engagement process

Trinity College Dublin and Cultural and Creative Industries

MCO PROJECTS was engaged to investigate how Trinity College Dublin can better support cultural and creative industries (CCIs), and in that context, the need and opportunity for a creative incubator building upon existing partnerships. The…

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Communities
Cultural

Stakeholder Engagement Strategy on a new Green Route

A Cycling and Pedestrian Route along the Royal Canal

MCO PROJECTS were engaged in May 2013 by Dublin City Council Roads & Traffic Department (DCC), to design and implement a stakeholder engagement process for a potential new cycling and pedestrian Green Route on a…

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Communities
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Applying Lean Methodology to Healthcare

MCO Projects - Designing Leaner Organisations

Organisations face unprecedented challenges to remain competitive in an environment where resources are becoming more and more limited. Doing more with the same resources, focusing on the client and streamlining processes, are key to the…

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Communities
Healthcare

Enabling Behavioural Change through Identity Creation

The Hike It Bike It Like It Project in Drimnagh, Co Dublin

Working with Dublin City Council Roads and Traffic division we developed a community-led identity for smarter travel and local living in Drimnagh, an area with a population of over 12,000 within Dublin city in Ireland.…

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Communities
Mapping

Cultural Tourism Innovation in the Heart of Georgian Dublin

Opening The Doors of Merrion Square

MCO I Detail worked with Fáilte Ireland and the Merrion Square Innovation Network in 2012 to re-position Merrion Square in Dublin as a leading cultural tourism destination. This was achieved through…

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Communities
Cultural
Mapping
Planning
Tourism

Enabling Development in One of Ireland's Largest Hospitals

Mater Campus Hospital Development

MCO PROJECTS was delighted to announce the final handover of the new Whitty Building to the Mater Hospital in March 2014. The Mater Hospital Development was a €284 million redevelopment project, of which MCO were…

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Healthcare
Mapping
Planning

Research into Sustainable Energy Management and Local Authorities in Ireland

Researching communities on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

In 2009 MCO carried out two research studies on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) looking at Local Authority energy management in County Development Plans and in the community.

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Communities
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

An Extensive Local Area Mapping and Community Consultation Process

Drimnagh Integrated Area Plan: social, environmental, economic framework

An extensive local area mapping and community consultation process led to an Integrated Area Plan (IAP) for Drimnagh in 2008. The IAP puts forward a shared vision for how to improve the existing environment, local…

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Communities
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Working Towards a European Creative Industries Alliance

4CNW winning EU Bid - Creative Sligo Partnership

Project Update: The Creative State North West published their Brokering Creative Advantage: Better Business Support report in August 2014. You can view the report online here.

4CNW the Sligo-led…

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Communities
Cultural
Mapping
Planning

Award-winning Park Development in Dublin

Father Collins Park

Project Update: Father Collins Park was selected for the Mies van der Rohe Prize last year (one of 38 ouvrages selectionnes from all over Europe) and is part of a touring exhibition that is now…

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Communities
Create Sustainable Environments
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Creative Industry & Cultural Tourism Research Study

Discovering Sligo’s Greenfort Area

MCO's area mapping project for the Greenfort Cultural Development Project in Sligo took place in 2008/2009 and identified creative industries and cultural tourism as key economic drivers for the County.

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Communities
Cultural
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Ireland's first social and affordable Eco Village in rural Co. Cork

Baile Glas Eco Village

Baile Glas, Ireland’s first social and affordable Eco Village completed in 2006, is a demonstration project still ahead of its time in 2011 delivering energy efficient housing in rural Co. Cork. Working with residents around…

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Promoting Local Living Within A Community

Drimnagh’s Smarter Travel Initiative

The Drimnagh Smarter Travel (DST) initiative actively encourages people to think about and change how they travel, promoting ‘local living’. Additionally it encourages public realm improvements and changes around sustainable living, making it easier and…

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Communities
Design
Environmental

A Flagship Project for Co. Louth as Ireland's first 'Age-Friendly' County

Great Northern Haven, Dundalk

A unique collaboration between the HSE, Louth Local Authorities, academia and research & development, this demonstration project for independent living uses sensor technologies in a community and research context. This is a flagship project for…

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning

Unlocking The Potential of Natural Cultural Assets and Creative Industries

Creative Sligo Initiative: Cultural, Social & Economic Development Strategy

The Creative Sligo Initiative (CSI) is a cohesive approach to 'unlocking the potential' of the natural cultural assets and creative industries in Sligo to foster sustainable cultural, social and economic development.

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Communities
Cultural
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning
Tourism

A Collaborative Exercise in Promoting Smarter Travel

Drimnagh Smarter Travel Competition

In 2010 an interesting opportunity arose to act as a catalyst for implementing many of the framework plans proposed in the Integrated Area Plan (IAP) for Drimnagh. MCO worked with Dublin City Council on a…

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Communities
Environmental
Planning

A New Ward Block for one of Ireland's Largest Hospitals

St Vincent’s Hospital New Ward Block

The new St Vincent's Nutley Wing, housing the national referral centre for Cystic Fibrosis patients opened in July 2012.

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Healthcare
Mapping
Planning

Design and Operational Supports for Sustainable Energy Community Programme

Providing strategic advice and operational resources to SEAI

Building on the success of Ireland's first Sustainable Energy Zone, Dundalk 2020, SEAI is implementing the SEC programme in partnership with local authorities, and public and private stakeholders within the community. MCO Projects, working with…

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Communities
Design
Environmental
Planning

Project Management for Exhibitions in The National Museum of Ireland

Refurbishing and Construction of The National Museum of Ireland to House Exhibitions

The military history Soldiers and Chiefs is the largest exhibition ever hosted by the National Museum of Ireland. It involved the refurbishment of an existing wing in Collins Barracks Museum as well as the construction…

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Communities
Cultural
Design
Environmental
Mapping
Planning