Office construction ramps up in Dublin

It will be the first office to be delivered at the retail and business park since 2008 and will join the existing Iveagh, Hyde and Herbert Buildings that house companies like Vodafone, Getty Images and SIRO.

Contractors on the 58,417sqft project is Park Developments Group, a firm also working on the Reflector building at Grand Canal Dock. The O’Toole Partnership has designed the building while Ethos Engineering is tasked with the M&E requirements.

The building has been designed to offer flexible office accommodation with efficient floorplates and high quality specification built to LEED Gold Standard. Energy efficient LED lighting is also part of the specification, with sophisticated controls to minimise electrical consumption.

As part of the project, a new ESB MV substation will be provided for LV supplies for both the tenants and the landlord. The new incoming supply has spare allowances designed into the connection to allow the supply to be increased by 20%. The LV switchroom will be designed to accommodate a main distribution board suitable for multi-tenancy metering, provision for surge protection equipment with an allocation of 20% for new equipment.

In addition, distribution boards will have multifunctional energy meters to record the overall energy consumption for each distribution board. Each service on all distribution boards will be recorded separately and these services will include lighting, general services and small power. All new sub-distribution boards are to be Form 2 Type 2, in accordance with IS EN 60439 and of metal construction. The building will also benefit from a digital lighting control and management system that will include daylighting dimming, occupancy detection and time scheduling.

When it comes to heating the building, high efficiency gas fired condensing boilers will be installed to generate low temperature hot water (LTHW) to provide heating for radiant panels within the lift lobbies and accessible WC; domestic hot water generation; radiators in toilet cores; and door curtain.

The LTHW will be distributed via dedicated heating circuits pumped from the main central plant room on the roof. A dedicated radiator system will be installed for back of house areas including toilets and lift lobbies. According to the teams involved, all radiators will be of the low water content, low surface temperature type. As well as LTHW radiators, electric radiators will be installed to provide heating to the escape corridors.

With its location beside Junction 15 on the M50 in South Dublin and its close proximity to the LUAS Green line, The Hampstead will no doubt prove very popular among potential tenants.

For more information on Ethos Engineering telephone (NI/RoI) 00353 (0)1 293 2220.