Renovation and extension of existing historic warehouse for single or multi-tenant office use.
The site contains 19th century constructions that were purpose-built for Dublin’s industrial port.
The retention of the roof profile of the warehouse to Grand Canal Harbour whilst providing for new office space behind was a challenge.
Positive pre-construction tests for asbestos necessitated the need for extensive asbestos removal procedures.
Architects: MOLA Architecture + O'Mahony Pike Architects
Engineers: OCSC Consulting Engineers
Archaeologist: IAC Archaeology
Landscape Architects: Camlins
Conservation Architects: Lindsay Conservation Architects
Located at the end of city Block 15 and Grand Canal Basin 10-12 Hanover Quay, provides the last piece of the jigsaw in the completion of this new quarter in Dublin. As a site it is flanked by the adjoining 6-8 storey high Reflector Building (currently on site) and the neighbouring Capital Dock development which provides a variety of block heights ranging from 7No. storey offices to 10No. and 23No. storey residential accommodation.
The single storey warehouse structure at 10-12 Hanover Quay is and will be dwarfed by the surrounding developments. The blank gables of the adjoining Reflector building and blank Eastern wall of 10-12 Hanover Quay do not help or assist in providing good passive surveillance or animation of Britain Quay, which effectively provides a bookend to City Block 15.
The site is unique and special in that it has magnificent panoramic views on its North/East andWestern boundaries overlooking Britain Square, the Liffey, Dodder, Canal lock gates and Grand CanalBasin itself. Unlike the AirBnB site which only benefits from its Hanover Quay aspect, 10-12 Hanover Quay terminates the quarter and has significant opportunities for views/light and surveillance of its surrounding Public Realm.
In order to provide some passive surveillance over Britain Quay it is also proposed to provide a number of new opes in the eastern wall of the existing building. In addition, whilst enhancing the integrity of the protected Eastern wall of Hanover Quay the new proposed upper floors facing eastwards also provide good passive surveillance overlooking Britain Quay. Existing blocked up low level windows on the eastern wall will be opened up to provide added surveillance and daylight within the office.