Inner city projects have many structural challenges, particularly in this case, as the site is immediately adjacent the LUAS line.
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.