Category: Fit Out or Refurbishment Over €30m
Project: 10-12 Hanover Quay
Contractor: John Sisk & Son
Client: Kennedy Wilson
Engineer: Engineers (Permanent Works & Civils): Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
Engineers (Temporary Works): Donnachadh O’Brien & Associates
Architect: Mola Architecture / O’Mahony Pike Architects
Located at the end of Hanover Quay and overlooking the Dodder cut and canal lock gates, Nos. 10-12 Hanover Quay is the final element of the development at this site.
This complex project involved the restoration of an existing, protected three-bay 1880’s warehouse, and the construction of a new office building over an old stone stable yard.
Kennedy Wilson engaged O’Mahony Pike Architects and Mola Architecture, along with contractors John Sisk & Son to transform the property into a modern office building with a rooftop terrace and best-in-class conservation features.
The waterside location added to the complexities of the project. Donnachadh O’Brien & Associates worked alongside Hegarty Demolition as the Temporary Works Designer.
Located within the Docklands Strategic Development Zone, the distinctive three-bay roofscape of the original warehouse has been retained and raised to float above the existing stone and brick walls to provide dramatic panoramic views of the Docklands, City and Dublin Bay.
Retention of the protected walls and the industrial heritage aesthetic was imperative the result is an alternative, distinctive type of office space. The finished product successfully represents how historic fabric can be retained and re-used in a sensitive and imaginative way.
The existing listed walls act as a stone base, upon which a contemporary glass and metal structure floats. This new six-storey glazed office structure is inserted over the existing stable building.
Over the 3-bay warehouse, a new roof rises 1.7 m above the original with a layer of glazing allowing light into the internal structure.
The laneway behind the original stables, complete with original stone piers, becomes an entrance space between the two historic buildings. Facade specialists Gunn Lennon Fabricators were appointed to design, manufacture and install unitised structurally-bonded curtain walling, rooflights and free-spanning clerestory glazing.
As a Class-A industrial warehouse office redevelopment, the property comes with leading sustainability credentials including gold certifications across LEED, WELL and WiredScore, along with place-making and community engagement.