VERTIUM, BURLINGTON ROAD, DUBLIN 4

START DATE: Q2 -2015       FINISH DATE: Q2 - 2017         CLIENT: Ronan Group Real Estate

 
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INITIAL CONCEPT

Five storey office building over three levels of basement with office accommodation at upper basement level and parking and ancillary facilities at lower basement level. It is approximately 350,000 sq.ft.

The building has achieved a LEED Gold Rating and all credits associated with demolition, site location and materials used on the project are achieving the optimum in credit score available from a civil and structural perspective

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FINISHED BUILDING ENVELOPE

For the Redevelopment of the Burlington House Site, maximisation of the site called for three levels of basement founded on rock, constructed in Reinforced Concrete with five upper floors above ground. CS Consulting specified Post-Tensioned Concrete floor slabs to achieve clear spans of up to 14metres.

Typical to methods seen in the London Market, precast concrete core walls were applied to accelerate the programme while maintaining robustness & cost effectiveness of concrete frame construction. A feature 22metre high Architectural “Fin” was constructed in Structural Steelwork. Extensive value engineering reached an elegant solution in keeping with the high-spec façade throughout the building

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CLEAR SPANS OF UP TO 14 METRES

Detailed structural supports are provided to the building envelope cladding without the need for costly and time consuming down stand beams.  Works took place immediately adjacent to the busy Clayton Hotel (ex Hilton Doubletree (Burlington)) Hotel resulting in strict control of construction activities, particularly with respect to noise and vibration.

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CONSTRUCTION WORKS

The inclusion of a proposal to use secant pile walls to support the excavation during construction of the building allowed for these enabling works to take place as exempt development ahead of main construction. This reduced the overall construction programme by approximately 3 months which was a huge commercial advantage to the project being launched to the market at the earliest opportunity.