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company details:
  • Contact Name:
    Ken Moriarty
  • Company:
    Torque Consulting Engineers Limited
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project details:
  • Name of the project:
    Tropical Fruit Warehouse
  • Location:
    30-32 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2
  • Commencement date:
    February 2017
  • Completion Date:
    June 2022
  • Client:
    IPUT Real Estate Dublin
project description:

The project comprises three distinct buildings providing an overall office campus of 8,000 m2. The design incorporates interconnecting rectangular office buildings, an historic warehouse, and a floating cantilevered glass box wrapped in twin skin full-glass exterior. The warehouse building required significant structural intervention including the off-site, faithful, reconditioning and restoration of the original timber roof trusses in a specialist joinery workshop. A complex project on a tight site, with poor ground, the scheme incorporates a mix of old and new standing in stark contrast to one another in a visually dominant position immediately south of the Samuel Beckett bridge.