The site is located in the heart of Smithfield Plaza and the project required complete demolition of several existing multi-storey buildings which was completed last December.
City centre projects have many structural challenges, particularly in this case, as the site is immediately adjacent to the Red LUAS line. The perimeter retention of the double height basement will be achieved using a perimeter secant piled wall. Installation of the secant pile wall is nearly complete.
The substructure will comprise of insitu reinforced concrete achieving a Grade 3 Habitable basement. The double height basement will contain car, motorbike and bicycle parking, a gym and changing facilities.
The ground floor of the building incorporates commercial / retail and café / restaurant spaces with access provided via an impressive double height entrance lobby.
The superstructure will comprise a centrally located reinforced concrete core and perimeter columns. The office spaces at level 1 – 5 offer flexible, open plan, column-free, light-filled floor plates around the central access core.
All superstructure floor plates are post-tensioned which provides column free spaces while maximising the internal floor to ceiling heights through the use of thinner structural floor plates.
The distinctive external brick façade, containing deep tapered window reveals, will be fabricated offsite using brick-faced precast façade panels.
A special thank you to Collen Construction for provided their drone video of the site.