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Waterside Phase 2 – Granted Planning Permission

BKD Architects are delighted to announce the grant of a planning application for a revised masterplan at Waterside Citywest,  The development will consist of 180,000sqft of office space comprising of 3no. three storey office blocks over a basement carpark.  The development also includes a new multi-level carpark building, and a café building

The new masterplan represents an evolution of the existing waterside development. This design evolution is intended to provide more sustainable building configurations which will deliver accommodation that is better adapted to the current commercial office market, while at the same time building on the principles already established in the existing Master Plan, in terms of building design and landscaping.

An integrated landscape and building design of high architectural quality is proposed, using durable high-quality materials, to form a legible and coherent overall development at this prominent location.

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Contractor appointed for Boland’s Quay Development

Following an extensive tendering process, the Boland’s Quay Development Group and BAM Ireland have agreed a contract, for the construction of the Bolands Quay will provide three new landmark buildings comprising of office, residential, retail and cultural space constructed under a single phased development programme.

Enabling works, including the demolition of existing silos, restoration of old mill buildings and the piling of foundations, commenced in November 2015 and have recently completed – enabling construction works to commence immediately.

The development will also involve the restoration of a number of protected mill buildings and the creation of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock.

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21 Charlemont – Construction Completed

BKD Architects are delighted to announce the completion of their latest office building , 21 Charlemont, for our clients Rohan Holdings. The office building comprises 37,000 sqft of grade A office space.

The Building features:

  • Large feature roof terrace on the fourth floor over-looking the Grand Canal and city centre
  • Solar gain management system including balcony and trellis shading
  • Energy efficient green roof
  • 10 car parking spaces accessed via 2 car lifts with additional parking next door
  • Dedicated bicycle parking area

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Construction commenced of ‘The Reflector’ – 8 Hanover Quay

The six storey over basement office building extends to over 125,000 sq.ft. with floor plates of 23,000 sq. ft. finished to the highest standards, featuring LEED Gold V4 accreditation and A3 BER Certification. The building can be split in to two distinct wings (with separate entrances and generous receptions that have clear ceiling heights of 4m throughout), both with their own terraces. It has been designed to readily and efficiently split to accommodate requirements of all sizes from 500 square metres up. The floor plates have been specifically designed to maximise the space along the south facing, waterfront which has an eye catching design incorporating mesh panels in a waterfall formation.

The development will also incorporate 40 exclusive 1-3 bedroom luxury apartments and a single 3,500 sq.ft retail/restaurant unit all of which is due for completion in 2018.

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The Distillers Building Smithfield – Granted Planning Permission

The development of this entire city block consists of the demolition of the existing Irish Distillers building and the incorporation of part of its existing stone walls with in the new commercial building. The building ranges in height between four and seven storeys above a double basement level which contains 47 carparking space 188 bicycle spaces and extensive shower and changing facilities. The Ground Level incorporates retail, restaurant and bar floor space. Three accessible roof terraces are proposed at fifth floor level and a further three at sixth floor level. The development also incorporates a new Luas platform. The development will have a total Gross Floor Area of 20,500 sqm.

The design proposes a building of the highest architectural quality, using durable high-quality materials, selected for their appropriateness to the existing urban context and to maintain their long-term condition.

Through its massing, form, materials and detail treatment, the building will make a positive and appropriate contribution to its very particular urban setting. The building height and form is based on a clear strong urban design rationale related to its particular location on the streetscape and its relationship to the urban space of Smithfield.

The proposed design, through its use mix and generous addition to the public realm of the area and through its considered relationship to the adjoining city fabric,will provide a development which will enhance the dynamic and historic character of the Smithfield area.

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