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9 Feb, 2018 2 min read

Future Analytics Consulting strengthens Dublin Town Planning Team with appointment of Rachel Gleave O’Connor as Senior Associate


Future Analytics Consulting Ltd. (FAC), a chartered town planning, economics and data analytics consultancy based in Dublin is delighted to announce that Rachel Gleave O’Connor has joined its management team as a Senior Associate.


Rachel is a highly experienced town planner who has spent the past decade working in a variety of urban planning roles in the UK.  From 2013 – 2017, Rachel was employed as the Principal Planning Development Manager at the London Legacy Development Corporation, with responsibility for the Olympic Park.


Prior to that, Rachel had spent 6 years working as a Senior Planning Officer in Southwark Council in South London.  Her role focused on the assessment of large scale regeneration schemes, negotiating complex legal agreements and providing professional planning advice to external developers, stakeholders, development partners and internal government departments.


Commenting on Rachel’s appointment, FAC Managing Director Dr. William Hynes said;


“Rachel brings a wealth of UK experience to the table, which is hugely valuable at a time when we’re facing a range of planning, housing and social challenges in the Irish market.  Rachel joins our team of 26 highly-skilled professionals who work across planning, economics and data analytics.  Our success over the past 8 years is based on helping our clients to make informed, evidence-led decisions.  Rachel will play an integral role in enabling us to continue to provide our unique, insightful services well into the future.”


Rachel Gleave O’Connor commented:


“I’m delighted to be joining the team at FAC and excited to be utilising my planning skills within the framework of their broader service offering. The data-led approach championed by FAC has seen them work with an impressive mix of public and private clients at a national and international level. I’m very much looking forward to being part of their continued success.”


About FAC

Formed in 2010, FAC enables businesses and government to make smarter decisions by connecting research, economics and city planning together with reporting and technological platforms which help its clients to explore and organise data. Offering a full suite of traditional town planning and development advisory services, FAC strongly advocates an evidence-led approach to all project commissions. Recent projects for FAC include:

  • Dublin Port’s Alexandra Basin SID scheme
  • LUAS Cross City Economic Impact Analysis
  • Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Tourism Strategy & Marketing Plan 2017–2022
  • Limerick Tourism Strategy Plan 2017–2022
  • New Temple Bar Vision


For further information, visit www.futureanalytics.ie email info@futureanalytics.ie or contact the FAC office on +353 (0) 1 639 4836


FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.