The 2 Windmill Lane (2WML) project saw John Paul Construction join forces with Mola Architecture to deliver the final piece of the multi-award-winning Windmill Quarter. This project, the last chapter of the Windmill Lane transformation, has been shortlisted for the Irish Construction Excellence Awards in the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category. Surety Bonds, leading provider of Bonds and Sureties to the Irish construction industry, is the proud sponsor of this category and in the lead up to the Awards gala evening on Mar 28th, will showcase all 10 finalists.
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2 Windmill Lane (2WML) | John Paul Construction
Project: 2 Windmill Lane (2WML)
Contractor: John Paul Construction
Client: Hibernia REIT
Lead Architect: MOLA Architecture
Contract Value: €18 million
2 Windmill Lane (2WML) is the final piece of Hibernia REIt’s spectacular multi-award-winning Windmill Quarter. 2WML comprises the re-development of the existing Hanover Building within the SOBO district. Works included extensive re-modelling and upgrading of the existing 5 storey office block. Additional floors as well as extra width were added to create a 5,800m2 development of grade A office space over 6 levels. The basement includes new staff shower/change facilities and new bicycle storage, with a 1,000 m2 ground floor gym operated by Perpetua adding to Hibernia REIt’s ambition to create a multi-use community of facilities at the Windmill Quarter.
One of the biggest challenges on 2WML was the restricted city centre site, surrounded by residential and business neighbours on all sides. From the outset of the project John Paul Construction set up the site putting the safety of the general public and local residents as the highest priority. Ongoing stakeholder communication proved to be a success during the programme. Detailed logistic plans and scheduling trackers were established to ensure the refurbishment of the building went to plan. Daily whiteboard meetings with subcontractors enabled delivery schedules to be discussed and coordinated to the highest level, thus minimising impact on the local community.
2WML, constructed to LEED Gold standard provides unrivalled commercial office space within Hibernia REIt’s spectacular, multi-award-winning Windmill Quarter, where the Docklands, IFSC and City converge.