Urban and rural regeneration is fuelling growth at planning and development consultancy Turley, which has just unveiled two appointments at its Dublin office.
Karen Power joins as associate director in the strategic communications team, with León Murray joining as senior planner. The appointments follow a number of new high-profile project wins for the firm.
Turley’s most recent wins include work on Kilkenny County Council’s town and village renewal scheme, developing the masterplan for the regeneration of Loughanaskin, Athlone, and a feasibility study for Dublin City Council’s Liberties Creative Campus.
Karen Power brings 15 years of communications experience, most recently from a role with the Minister of State for the Department of Community and Rural Development.
León Murray joins from RPS Group and has an extensive understanding of all aspects of the planning industry throughout Ireland.
Turley opened its Dublin office in 2019. The firm has 14 offices and 260 co-owners across the UK and Ireland, including in Belfast and Derry.
Seamus Donohoe, associate director at Turley’s Dublin practice, said: “ The growth we have experienced in the Irish market is down to our multi-disciplinary approach to planning, which mirrors the emerging approach to planning and regeneration across Ireland.
“Our philosophy at Turley is that the best places arise from a totally integrated approach to the planning, design and delivery process, where our multi-disciplinary team works together to make better places and achieve better results for our clients.”
Dave Trimingham, CEO at Turley, said the firm’s integrated approach enables it to develop innovative planning and design strategies.
“Offering an integrated service with diverse skill sets allows us to deliver the best for our clients and ultimately helps to build better places,” said Mr Trimingham.
“Karen and León both have the knowledge and detailed understanding of complex planning policy that our Irish clients come to us for, and they’ll be great additions to our growing Dublin team.
“The performance and growth we’ve seen since expanding into Ireland has been excellent. We’re winning a broad spectrum of work across the private and public sector and our team is growing as a result. It’s a really exciting journey to be on.”

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  • PHOTO: Seamus Donohoe, associate director at Turley’s Dublin practice, Karen Power and León Murray.