The mixed-use development on the site of the former Cablelink Building in Pembroke Place, Dublin 4 continued a 25-year association with this site and client for EirEng’s Managing Director, Terry Sheehan. In the 1990’s Terry designed the 300-plus apartments, hotel and office block on the adjacent site.
The recently completed development involved the construction of a single level basement with 4 levels over on a tight site where the adjacent hotel and residential amenities were to be kept operating during the new construction works. The development consists of high-end office space and over 40 aparthotel bedrooms on the Herbert Park end of the site.
The structural solutions utilized a combination of materials and approaches which ensured that the most appropriate solution was used in each area including considering cost and programe issues. Given the confined nature of the site, off site fabrication was used where possible.
The works consisted of shallow pad foundations with and in-situ concrete basement and podium walls and a steel frame above. The structure was designed to accommodate a significant level of services in both horizontal and vertical planes.
The drainage strategy for the site required close co-operation and detailed discussions with both Dublin City Council and Irish Water as the existing infrastructure was outdated and due to the presence of the River Dodder circa. 50m from the site. EirEng worked hard to arrive at a solution that addressed the concerns of both their client and the statutory authorities. A high degree of SUDS were achieved on the scheme with green roofs, green walls and attenuation provided.