We are nearing the end of our campaign as we showcase the finalists in the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category for this year’s Irish Construction Excellence Awards. In total, 10 projects have been shortlisted and today we invite you to have a look at this wonderful community project; St. Bricin’s Park Senior Citizen’s Development. We are delighted to continue our sponsorship for the Fit Out or Refurbishment Category for 2020, which sees this category now subdivided into projects over €5million and under €5million. This project is a finalist in the under €5million category and was completed by Westside Civil Engineering Ltd. in association with Dublin City Council Client: Housing and Residential Services, Dublin City Council.
St Bricin’s Park Senior Citizen’s Development | Westside Civil Engineering Ltd. in association with Dublin City Council
Project: St Bricin’s Park, Block 2, Senior Citizen’s Development
Contractor: Westside Civil Engineering Ltd. in association with Dublin City Council Client: Housing and Residential Services, Dublin City Council
Design Lead: Dublin City Council
Contract Value: €1.7 million
The retrofit works to St. Bricin’s Park Senior Citizen’s Development, Block 2 are the culmination of works that have formed part of an ongoing citywide retrofit programme for Dublin City Council, Westside Civil Engineering Ltd. has been the main contractor in several of those retrofits.
This retrofit in particular has EnerPHit Certification, Passive House Standard Certification for a retrofitted building. This is proof of having achieved a rigorous, thorough, and demanding energy efficiency standard.
This retrofit advocates a practical and functional model for modernising existing buildings for elderly residents. The thermal performance of the existing building was improved by 80%.
With previous completed retrofits, already achieving the NZEB retrofit standard, a further improvement on the quality of upgrade was embarked on in this project to achieve minimal energy costs for heating, ventilation and hot water production and improve comfort for the residents, using renewable energy by means of an air to water heat pump.
The newly upgraded apartments are high quality homes that meet current space standards, have improved thermal performance and are fully compliant with the current Building Regulations.
This holistic approach takes into account energy efficiency, sustainable use of housing stock, the residents’ place within their communities and quality of interior design to make enjoyable homes.
This collaborative project brought quiet the team together, the Design & Construction Team included:(Source: Dublin City Architects Blog)
- Project Manager- City Architects
- Consultant Architect –Low Energy Design
- Passive House Design and Thermal Modelling -Low Energy Design
- Electrical Engineer-DCC Electrical Engineering Services
- Mechanical Engineer –Morley Walsh Mechanical Engineering
- Structural Engineer -DCC Structural & Civil Engineering
- Quantity Surveyor -DCC Quantity Surveyors
- Fire and Disabled Access Consultant- Factfire
- PSDP-Kelliher Miller Architects
- Main Contractor-Westside Civil Engineering
The team at Surety Bonds wish all those who have contributed to this project the very best in the ICE Awards.
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