The Central Bank is developing a new city centre head office at the North Wall Quay, as currently they have a number of locations throughout Dublin and they have made the decision to purchase a spender Dock building they had been leasing in Nov 2015. The Central Bank will be leaving the iconic Sam Stephenson-designed Dame Street which has been its home since 1975.
The Central bank wanted to improve its workplace layout and consolidate all staff within one new modern building, which is sustainable and fit for purpose now and in the future. The new €140 million eco-headquarters will be seven stories; housing up to 1400 staff members. The 30,000sqm building contains a range of open floor office areas and meeting rooms.
The new purpose built building will come with a number of new facilities such as a wellness centre for Yoga and Pilates classes in the basement, a staff restaurant on the first floor and on the seventh-floor there will be a café with an outdoor terrace offering staff a stunning view over the river Liffey.
Other amenities within the new building will include, meeting rooms, offices, work stations, training centre, exhibitions spaces and within the wellness centre showers and changing facilities.
Planning permission was granted by Dublin City Council in April 2014. Architectural firm involved in the project are Henry J. Lyons Architects. While Architectural Aluminium Ltd, were appointed to construct the exterior structure. In April 2015 the Bank formally appointed Walls Construction Ltd. as Main Contractor for the new building.
We had a number of products installed in this project, such as our Kooltherm K10 Soffit Board which is the perfect insulation for structural ceilings (soffits); this rigid thermoset insulation has a thermal conductivity as low as 0.020W/m.k and is ideal for new builds & refurbs alike. K10 FM soffit boards are usually fixed directly to the soffit of a concrete deck.
Also used on the project our Kooltherm K12 Framing Board, which is a rigid insulation for timber and steel framing systems within wall construction. The Kooltherm K12 board can be used between studs or as an insulating sheathing.
Our Kooltherm K15 Insulation Board is for rainscreen cladding system. Rainscreen and masonry façades are popular building envelope specifications, particularly in high–rise applications. They allow architectural freedom, whilst providing suitable protection against the elements.
K8 Cavity Board is our partial fill cavity board. Kingspan K8 is a premium performance rigid thermoset insulation with thermal conductivities as low as 0.020w/m.k. K8 meets requirements when used with a 50mm residential cavity as a clear cavity is maintained, moisture penetration is resisted.
For more information on the products used in the new Central Bank build or to find insulation solutions that suit your projects contact our technical team today.