This recently completed project for Credit Suisse Group was a refurbishment of the existing, formerly called New Century House in Dublin’s IFSC, and consisted of basement including parking and ground to Level 5 of lettable tenant office space. The refurbishment included strip-out of all existing plant and refurbishment of façade. To achieve the removal of dependency on natural gas, new plant heat pumps were installed.
The project also included upgrading of the overall building to A3 rating. We delivered a mix of Shell&Core and Cat A on tenant floors, with full fit-out of landlord and front-of-house areas and toilet cores. Part of the project was also installations of new lifts in the building.
Axiseng was commissioned to deliver an upgraded energy efficient building with additional lettable space.
The client wanted to upgrade the overall energy rating of the existing building to a competitive efficient building, achieve LEED Gold (it surpassed it and achieved LEED Platinum) and A3 energy rating. They also desired to remove the plant from room, install a full new M&E plant and create more lettable space. Also, some car park spaces were to be upgraded to EV charging points.
The project didn’t come without its challenges. With restricted planning in place and no plant allocation on roof, all new plant had to be in the basement – while keeping car park and cycle spaces in line with planning and LEED requirements. Working adjacent to Luas line with cables tied to the replaced façade and near residential units, adhering to noise levels and working hours within planning conditions was an imperative.
The building achieved a LEED Platinum Rating.
The sustainable design of the refurbishment achieved the LEED Platinum certification and with an improved façade and external lighting, it’s also an aesthetically pleasing addition to the Docklands.