Electricity Supply Board (ESB) operates right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply. Their requirement was for a new sustainable head office building.
This new 45,000 sqm development delivered a Near Zero Energy (NZE) building. The project involved the demolition of the existing buildings, the retention and refurbishment of several protected Georgian structures and the construction of a new seven-storey office block.
Axiseng developed the design from the employer’s requirements documents to detailed design.
As part of the Design and Build process we worked closely with the construction team to develop an efficient and constructible solution.
The site and space being a city centre development was very constrained. We were utilising BIM collaboratively with the project team to maximise the space and enhance coordination.
There were complexities in the retention and refurbishment of the existing Georgian buildings that form part of the development. We have worked with the contractor as part of the design and D&B process to establish service routes that do not impact on the historic building. This has included using the chimneys to accommodate the new ventilation distribution and concealing the fire detection in the coving. This ensured that the works are sympathetic to the existing building.
The new development was designed with sustainability as a core principle and achieved a BER of A3 and a sustainability standard of BREEAM Excellent.