A planned future is a better future

A planned future
is a better future

Fortress Planning is a committed company dedicated primarily to customer satisfaction whether clients are looking for planning permission for a one-off dwelling or a Project Manager for small, medium and large scale developements. 

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who are we

About Us

Fortress Planning was formed in 2004 by Building Surveyor Brigid Browne, MSc, BSc, M.I.E.I and since then it has grown and offers a wide range of services to facilitate a large client base including services such as Planning Consultancy & Design, Disability Access Certificates, Fire Safety Certificate Reports, Project Management, Assigned Designer, Assigned Certifier, Interim Inspections, Area Certification, Building Surveys and Condition Surveys.

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What we offer

Why Choose Us

Fortress Planning has over 98% success rate in gaining planning permission for clients and also a reputation for bringing projects in on budget and on schedule. With over 20 years of experience we offer a comprehensive package from concept to completion for all present and future client requirements.

What people are saying

Testimonials

“Fortress Planning has been working with the Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla since 2014. During this time Fortress has planned and supervised the construction of a considerable amount of building work in this school. During the period of planning and building I have worked closely with Fortress. I have found them to be extremely helpful, dependable and professional. I am happy to recommend Fortress Planning to any prospective clients.”

Eleanor Ni Dhuibhir (Principal)

Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla National School

“On behalf of Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club I would like to sincerely thank Fortress Planning for all their work on our newly completed Sports Hall/Complex. I found Fortress Planning to be extremely competent and prfessional through-out this project from planning stage to construction complete. It was their management skills and experience which proved to be the integral compenent in the successful completion of this project. I would highly recommend Fortress Planning for any Planning and/or Project Management projects”.

Micheal O'Longain (Cathaoirleach)

Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club

“Having worked with Fortress Planning for three years, I have found their services very swift, efficient, excellent value and handled in a very professional manner. Above all the staff are friendly and innovative in their suggestions as to how best make projects work well and within budget. I am pleased to recommend Brigid Browne of Fortress Planning as extremely reliable and knowledgeable person in supplying Project & Planning Services”.

Matt Ryan (Sales Director)

O'Dwyer Steel Limited 

“Fortress Planning was employed by the Board of Management of Lisvernane NS to design and oversee the construction of a new classroom and reception area in November 2012. From inception to completion, Fortress Planning supervised this project with vigour, enthusiasm and high technical skill. The professionalism and guidance offered by Fortress Planning was of the highest standard”

Creena O'Brien (Deputy Principal)

Lisvernane National School

“I have been instructed by the Management Committee of Halla Na feile, Cashel, to Thank you most sincerely for the hard work and dedication you put into the gaining of planning permission for our new venture of the all New Halla Na Feile. We know it was a hard task we put on you however we had great confidence in your ability and we were proved right”.

Eibhlin Ni Riain (Committee Secretary)

Halla Na Feile Management Committee

“Fortress Planning came to us highly recommended and we were certainly not disappointed.  From our initial meeting to discuss our new building in the country we were extremely impressed by their professionalism.  Their attention to detail was an essential element prior to submitting our planning application which allowed permission to be granted with relative ease.  Fortress Planning’s vast knowledge and advice throughout the build was invaluable and their site supervision services were a necessity bearing in mind we were not living in Ireland at the time.  Our project was on schedule and we are delighted with our new home.  Thank you Brigid and Mike, we would not hesitate to recommend Fortress Planning to anyone for their building requirements.”

Fran Dimambro & Billy Nugent

Previous Client

“South East Simon retained the services of Fortress Planning to project manage the renovation of a mid terrace period house which had extensive internal damage and which was subject to preservation in certain aspects. Mike Ryan as Fortress Planning’s representative took charge on the project and delivered it below budget and in time. His professionalism throughout the process is to be congratulated and his communication was excellent. I would have no hesitation in using his services again, and highly recommend his work.”

Fiona Lewis (Chief Executive Officer)

South East Simon Community

“From initial tender submission through to the final project completion and payment. Mr Ryan has been extremely responsive and aware of the Australian Government’s Procurement Policy and Procedures that Defence demands of its contractors. Mr Ryan was able to successfully deliver the project two weeks ahead of schedule, to the required standard and below the projects pre-tendered cost estimate. Mr Ryan has consistently displayed high levels of patience and flexibility to teh demands of the Australian Defence Contract and established a close working relationship with all the stakeholders, communicating well, making decisions in a timely and consistent manner and being proactive and responsible in resolving issues as they arose. The ADF are appreciative of the works conducted by Mr Ryan on the project and would like to take the opportunity to compliment him on his proactive and responsive attitude in delivery of a high quality project in such a challenging and complex environment such as Afghanistan”.

Major Karl Reynolds (Senior Project Engineer - Works Section Afghanistan)

Australian Defence Force

“South East Simon retained the services of Fortress Planning to project manage the renovation of a mid terrace period house which had extensive internal damage and which was subject to preservation in certain aspects. Mike Ryan as Fortress Planning’s representative took charge on the project and delivered it below budget and in time. His professionalism throughout the process is to be congratulated and his communication was excellent. I would have no hesitation in using his services again, and highly recommend his work.”

Fiona Lewis (Chief Executive Officer)

South East Simon Community

“Fortress Planning has been working with the Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla since 2014. During this time Fortress has planned and supervised the construction of a considerable amount of building work in this school. During the period of planning and building I have worked closely with Fortress. I have found them to be extremely helpful, dependable and professional. I am happy to recommend Fortress Planning to any prospective clients.”

Eleanor Ni Dhuibhir (Principal)

Scoil Mhuire Knockavilla National School

“Fortress Planning came to us highly recommended and we were certainly not disappointed.  From our initial meeting to discuss our new building in the country we were extremely impressed by their professionalism.  Their attention to detail was an essential element prior to submitting our planning application which allowed permission to be granted with relative ease.  Fortress Planning’s vast knowledge and advice throughout the build was invaluable and their site supervision services were a necessity bearing in mind we were not living in Ireland at the time.  Our project was on schedule and we are delighted with our new home.  Thank you Brigid and Mike, we would not hesitate to recommend Fortress Planning to anyone for their building requirements.”

Fran Dimambro & Billy Nugent

Previous Client

“Having worked with Fortress Planning for three years, I have found their services very swift, efficient, excellent value and handled in a very professional manner. Above all the staff are friendly and innovative in their suggestions as to how best make projects work well and within budget. I am pleased to recommend Brigid Browne of Fortress Planning as extremely reliable and knowledgeable person in supplying Project & Planning Services”.

Matt Ryan (Sales Director)

O'Dwyer Steel Limited 

“Fortress Planning was employed by the Board of Management of Lisvernane NS to design and oversee the construction of a new classroom and reception area in November 2012. From inception to completion, Fortress Planning supervised this project with vigour, enthusiasm and high technical skill. The professionalism and guidance offered by Fortress Planning was of the highest standard”

Creena O'Brien (Deputy Principal)

Lisvernane National School

“I have been instructed by the Management Committee of Halla Na feile, Cashel, to Thank you most sincerely for the hard work and dedication you put into the gaining of planning permission for our new venture of the all New Halla Na Feile. We know it was a hard task we put on you however we had great confidence in your ability and we were proved right”.

Eibhlin Ni Riain (Committee Secretary)

Halla Na Feile Management Committee

“From initial tender submission through to the final project completion and payment. Mr Ryan has been extremely responsive and aware of the Australian Government’s Procurement Policy and Procedures that Defence demands of its contractors. Mr Ryan was able to successfully deliver the project two weeks ahead of schedule, to the required standard and below the projects pre-tendered cost estimate. Mr Ryan has consistently displayed high levels of patience and flexibility to teh demands of the Australian Defence Contract and established a close working relationship with all the stakeholders, communicating well, making decisions in a timely and consistent manner and being proactive and responsible in resolving issues as they arose. The ADF are appreciative of the works conducted by Mr Ryan on the project and would like to take the opportunity to compliment him on his proactive and responsive attitude in delivery of a high quality project in such a challenging and complex environment such as Afghanistan”.

Major Karl Reynolds (Senior Project Engineer - Works Section Afghanistan)

Australian Defence Force

“On behalf of Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club I would like to sincerely thank Fortress Planning for all their work on our newly completed Sports Hall/Complex. I found Fortress Planning to be extremely competent and prfessional through-out this project from planning stage to construction complete. It was their management skills and experience which proved to be the integral compenent in the successful completion of this project. I would highly recommend Fortress Planning for any Planning and/or Project Management projects”.

Micheal O'Longain (Cathaoirleach)

Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club