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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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No. 1 Georges Quay

Currently undergoing a major refurbishment this project will deliver approx. 12,500 sqm. of Grade A Office Space. The location is unrivalled benefiting from a superb waterside location as well as being right in the heart of Dublin City Centre.1GQ will deliver a building of the highest specification targeting LEED Platinum and with floor plates of approx. 2,500 sqm

The refurbishment incorporates the construction of a four-storey link element at the rear plaza, including a new feature scenic lift. It is also proposed to redesign the existing internal atria space to rationalise and increase office floor space. It is also proposed to replace all existing reflective and opacified glazing and replace with clear glazing.

One of the most striking aspects of this project will be the construction of a new  five-storey glazed extension to the front of the building that will incorporate a double height  entrance element.

It is also proposed to remove the existing colonnaded pergola element at street level enclosing the entrance plaza and replace this with a dramatic new landscaped  entrance plaza, including the extension of the existing entrance steps fronting onto Georges Quay, which will visually open up the plaza.

The project is due for completion in Q3 2017.

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Restoration of historic Boland’s Mill buildings begins

Olivia Kelly of the Irish Times interviews Niall Kerney of BKD Architects and Neil Donnellan of David Slattery Conservation Architects about the restoration of protected 19th century buildings, as part of the €150 million redevelopment of Boland’s Quay, currently under construction in Dublin’s Docklands.

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