June 6, 2024 10:51 am Published by

The Treasury & Annex (Bolands Bakery)

Project Details

Project Sector/s:
Decarbonisation
Client:
Google & Ronan Group
Architect:
Henry J Lyons Architects
Project Manager:
Cogent Associates
Consultant:
Ethos Engineering (Treasury) & Axis Engineering (Annex)
Main Contractor:
PJ Hegarty & Sons
Project Value:
Combined €10,500,000

Project Scope:

Tritech has been appointed as the mechanical services specialist under the main contractor, PJ Hegarty & Sons for the combined Treasury building and adjacent Annex building project. The project is scheduled for completion in 2025. The building details are as follows:
The proposed Treasury building comprises 8 floors, with a mezzanine level on the ground floor and level 1. Levels 1 to 7 are grey box office areas, and the ground floor holds Google amenities, plant space, reception, and grey box areas for future fit-outs. The project is required to achieve BER A3 and is targeting LEED Platinum, WELL Platinum, and Carbon Zero.
Annex Building adjacent to the Treasury Building on Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2, and the construction of a new 10-story office that adjoins the western elevation of the existing building. The development addresses the junction with Lower Grand Canal Street and Macken Street, providing for a new entrance to the building at this location. The development also includes the provision of a basement plant room, plant at roof level, and all associated site development works necessary to facilitate the development.

Client vision/objectives:

To create a new company campus at Grand Canal Street Lower in Dublin with zero carbon certification.

Unique challenges of the project:

Retrofitting services into an existing structure presents a unique set of challenges that differ significantly from those encountered in new construction projects. Structural limitations, such as space constraints and load-bearing concerns, require extensive modifications and careful assessment. Safety management during construction activities requires careful planning and stringent safety measures. Addressing these challenges requires a comprehensive approach involving thorough initial assessments, detailed planning, and flexible problem-solving strategies. Close collaboration between architects, engineers, contractors, and stakeholders is essential to successfully retrofitting services into an existing structure while mitigating risks and ensuring smooth project execution.

Tritech Methods/Innovations:

In response to the unique challenges, our team has developed several innovative approaches and methods to ensure efficient, cost-effective, and minimally disruptive project execution. Utilising advanced assessment techniques such as 3D scanning and Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows for precise mapping of existing conditions, facilitating better planning and design.
To address time constraints, we implement modular and prefabricated systems for quicker and more flexible installation, reducing on-site labour and disruption. Early stakeholder engagement fosters collaboration and addresses concerns promptly, smoothing the path for necessary approvals and coordination. By leveraging these innovations and methods, we effectively address the challenges of retrofitting services into existing structures, ensuring projects are completed with minimal disruption, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality and safety, ultimately enhancing the functionality and longevity of the building.