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The project was the CAT B fit-out of the second floor of 45 Mespil Road office building. The works consisted of the modification of the CAT A services to suit the new office layout and create new open plan office space with exposed M&E services, reception space, meeting rooms and break-out spaces, teapoint and comms rooms.
Axiseng was commissioned by Ardmac to lead the mechanical and electrical services of the fit-out due to their broad experience with delivering fit-outs with short programmes.
The project was a completed in a tight timeframe with close collaboration between the Contractor, Architect, Engineer and client to deliver the project.
Axiseng provided mechanical and electrical design services on the project and there were several challenges on the project which the team overcame.
They included restricted services voids in the floor and ceiling as the building was a re-fit of an existing building with constrained slab to slab heights. Together with the design and build team, we developed the design to maximise the floor to ceiling heights by working together to expose services, add ceiling rafts and integrate lighting to create the perception of higher spaces.
Another challenge was the short programme to deliver the project and ensure it was available in line with the clients move date from their existing premises. The design and build approach and early Contractor engagement fostered innovation throughout the team to ensure all elements were worked through with the Contractor’s team. This reduced coordination and any rework on site and allowed the project to be delivered within the constrained timeframe.