Client: Credit Suisse
Value: €19M
Start date: 2020
Finish date: 2022
Size: 12,400m2
Sustainability: LEED Gold
Professional Team:

Project Manager: CBRE
Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: Axis
Structural & Façade: ARUP
Fire / DAC: MJP

Winner of the 'Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2023' under the category: ‘The Sustainability Award for a Single Building or Development

Mayor Street, Dublin 1


The renovation of an old and dated looking office building, in the IFSC area of Dublin, with the aim to create and provide a fresh and modern looking building with a new façade, new landscaping and additional office space for multiple tenants.


Having to deal with and maintain existing floor plates and circulations cores with limited scope for upgrading. Planning restrictions on location of plant at roof level. Existing pedestrian access and reception lobby from the street is poor and uninviting along the busy street, therefore the creating of a clearly defined, inviting and appealing street presence and entrance is a key element to renovating the building.


MCA Architects transformed the ground floor spaces to create a distinct and welcoming entrance accessed from Mayor Street. The new reception lobby features a double height space to the rear, with large south facing glazing, showcasing the renovated courtyard. A new thermally efficient facade gives the building a modern and attractive look, replacing the outdated curtain walling and punch windows.


The new facade system enhances the office floors with increased natural light and views. The new landscaped courtyard is a key element of the building, offering tenants a serene, green oasis in the city centre. The reception space and the upper floors enjoy connection to the courtyard throughout, while landscaped terraces to the upper floor afford panoramic city views.

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