Haymarket Smithfield Dublin

Works are moving at a rapid pace at Haymarket in Smithfield Plaza, Dublin. With the main structure now complete, the prefabricated brick and glazed façade is currently being lifted into place by a roof-mounted crane.

The structure is an in-situ reinforced concrete frame with RC flat slabs from basement to ground floor and bonded post-tensioned concrete flat slabs from first floor to roof. The post tensioned slabs allow for column free internal superstructure floorplates.
The two storey basement, immediately adjacent to the Luas Red Line, is achieved using a perimeter secant pile wall and combined type A and type B waterproofing.

A reduced volume of concrete was used in comparison to traditional concrete frame structures through the use of thinner post-tensioned floor plates resulting in a reduction in the buildings overall embodied carbon.

From conception, this contemporary office development has been designed to be environmentally aware and proudly minimises energy consumption and complies with the Near Zero Energy Building standard.


Located next to Smithfield Luas and Dublin Bikes, Haymarket will boast 7,765m2 of workspace over 6 storeys with retail and café/restaurant at ground level, 242m2 of open air terrace and parking facilities at basement level.

Once complete Haymarket will facilitate EV parking spaces, eBike charging points, high-spec showers with low water usage systems and efficient lighting with a minimum A3 energy rating.

DBFL are part of the design team providing full civil and structural design services. Colm Quirke, Kevin Coughlan and Shane Moynihan.

Haymarket Smithfield December 2021

The Linders Group
Collen Construction
Architect Reddy Architecture and Urbanism
Renaissance Engineering
GDC Construction
Gunn Lennon Fabrications
PJ Edwards