The Catholic Institute for Deaf People

In 2005 CIDP engaged WK Nowlan to draft and implement a strategic plan incorporating the design and delivery of a central state-of-the-art campus for deaf people, accommodating all of CIDP’s activities.

The development project comprised a gross floor area of 70,500 Sq. Ft. of new and refurbished accommodation (18,500 Sq. Ft. of refurbished accommodation and 52,000 Sq. Ft. of new accommodation). This was Phase 1 of 3 in the delivery of what is now called the Deaf Village Ireland Masterplan. WK Nowlan also managed the disposal of a €15m property asset in Dublin city to the Rail Procurement Agency as part of the process.

Key Aspects of WK Nowlan Role:

  • Project leadership
  • Client brief and strategy development
  • Property disposal management
  • Assembly, appointment and management of masterplan team
  • Stakeholder and user group identification and management
  • Asset management and property rationalisation
  • Legal due-diligence and boundary dispute resolution
  •  Assembly, appointment and management of design team
  • Detailed design and value engineering
  • Tendering and contract management
  • ‘Construction stage’ client interface and property handover


The project was delivered on time, which allowed for commercial operations of the sports centre and office as programmed.