Project Description

A mixed-use sustainable inner-city development which involved restoring and transforming five buildings, alongside the design of three new landmark tapered towers over a three-storey basement. Important Irish industrial heritage has been protected and incorporated into this modern development. The design sought to achieve best-in-class status for commercial space in Dublin and delivered on the client’s high-performance brief.

Judge’s comments

The project sets an ambitious benchmark in repurposing urban sites, with a focus on reducing carbon impact and preserving biodiversity. The project team demonstrated sophisticated engineering techniques to achieve the ambitious project goals.

From a structural perspective, the team advised on which assets and elements could be refurbished and which required demolition, balancing structural concerns, official listing, conservation significance, embodied carbon, constructability, and ambitions to revitalise the site for a diverse range of uses.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Arup

Client Name

  • Savills, NAMA


  • Dublin, Ireland


  • Burke-Kennedy Doyle Architects

Principal Contractor

  • BAM

Key Contractors

  • Hegarty Demolition (Geotechnical Works)

    i3PT (Assigned Certifier for BCAR)

    Maurice Johnson & Partners (Fire Consultant)

    AECOM (End User Representative)

    Mitchell + Associates (Public Realm and Landscape Architecture)

    Cleary McCabe (Property and Asset Management)

    Permasteelisa Group (Façade Specialists)

    Linesight (Project Management)

Year Submitted

  • 2023

Key attributes

  • Planet