Irish Life Block 3

Client: Irish Life Assurance PLC
Start date: 2020
Finish date: 2025
Sustainability: LEED Platinum (Tender stage)
Professional Team:

Project Manager: Urban Solutions
Planning Consultant: Sheehan Planning
Building Architect: MCA Architects
Cost consultant: KSN
Civil & Structural: Horgan Lynch
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Metec
Fire & DAC: MSA

High End ‘Cut & Carve’ Refurbishment With A Net Zero Carbon Target

Abbey Street, Dublin City

A comprehensive redevelopment of the central buildings in the iconic Abbey Street campus to form a completely new headquarter office space for Irish Life. The project includes complex interventions into the existing building structures, additional floors and a comprehensive energy upgrade of the buildings energy services and envelope. The key concept is raising parts of the existing 2nd floor podium garden up to form a triple high restaurant space beneath it, bringing light deep into the previously compromised lower floors. A new atrium with a sculptural open staircase connects all floors up to 10th floor event centre. The existing leisure centre is upgraded with new wellness and fitness facilities and the pool area, sports hall and changing rooms are remodelled and refurbished.

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