Marlet appoints BAM Ireland as main contractor for Shipping Office project

WCN Editorial Team 7 Dec 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Marlet has appointed BAM Ireland as the main contractor for the Shipping Office, a commercial development in Silicon Docks, Ireland.

This development, being designed to achieve LEED & Wiredscore Platinum Certification, will consist of 177,000ft2 of Grade A office space across eight storeys over double-basement.

It will feature a gym, changing facilities and parking space for bike and cars.

The ground floor will have a lobby and reception and provide 5,700ft2 of retail space.

The nearby Protected Structure, which earlier accommodated the British and Irish Steam Packet company, will be restored.

Its ground floor will be repurposed as a café, while the upper floors and rear atrium will be transformed into office space.

Currently, construction of the scheme is underway.

Piling for the building foundations have been finished, with works on the double basement structure beginning this month.

By Christmas, the tower cranes will be erected as well as the basement floor slab work of the central core will be completed.

The Shipping Office and neighbouring development One Lime Street, which is another Marlet scheme that will provide 216 high-end apartments, are expected to be completed by Q3 2022.

The Shipping Office will feature a large entrance court and reception, large lifts to enable social distancing as well as microbicidal paint on washroom and shared area walls, antibacterial door hardware, touch-free building access, and ventilation throughout the building.

Occupants of the Shipping Office will have access to several landscaped areas and green roofs populated by vegetation.

Marlet CEO Pat Crean said: “We are delighted to begin the delivery of this state-of-the-art office development with BAM. The Shipping Office was designed with high-expectations occupiers in mind and its exceptional location will undoubtedly make it a new Dublin landmark”.

BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “We are delighted to be entrusted by Marlet yet again to deliver a high-profile project on what is the last remaining undeveloped riverside site in the South Docklands.

“The Shipping Office will utilise a lot of the same off-site prefabrication techniques being used to deliver Lime Street. Utilizing off-site construction will shorten the construction period and reduce the numbers on-site to aid social distancing. The health and safety of our staff is our number one priority at BAM.”

This development will comprise 177,000ft2 of Grade A office space across eight storeys over double-basement. (Credit: BAM Ireland)

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