Capital Programme

dlr welcomes Tesco’s home delivery van fleet in Dún Laoghaire

Thursday, November 17, 2022
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council welcomed the announcement this week that Tesco Ireland is undertaking a trial to electrify its home delivery van fleet in the Dún Laoghaire Area.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, said:

This initiative shows the positive influence the Myrtle Square and Convent Lane Greening project is having on the broader business community in Dún Laoghaire Town.

The Myrtle Square & Convent Lane Greening project is a nature led design. The new town square will include 66 trees and over 400m2 of planting. The extensive planting will not only serve as a green oasis in the town centre but also provide a refuge and habitat for local wildlife. Suds (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) incorporated into the green areas will absorb at least 40% of all the rainfall run off.

The canopy structure is another key element of the project and will form a gateway and a focal point. It has been designed to support a range of climbing plants. Bird and Bat boxes will be incorporated into the structure encouraging local wildlife. The pedestrianised space will create a new destination in the town inviting people of all age groups to linger, relax and play.