1 George's Quay

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1 George's Quay


The challenge we faced in this building was to turn an existing 25 year old building into a grade A best in class office. The client set a clear brief that the building must achieve a LEED platinum rating and an A3 BER rating. The client also set us the target of maximising the nett internal floor area whilst accommodating the plant and equipment needed to achieve the energy targets.

The building also needed to have maximum flexibility in terms of its letting strategy and the building was designed so that it could cater for a single building, floor by floor or half floor by half floor tenancies. All this needed to happen over an existing basement car park for the entire Georges Quay campus.


The building was the first refurbished commercial office in Dublin to achieve LEED platinum. The building successfully achieved a A3 BER rating as per the client brief and we managed to hand back the entire 4th floor plant area to the client to increase their nett area in the building.

The main plant areas were designed fully in Revit to validate the plant required would fit seamlessly in the existing plant areas. The rooms were surveyed and modelled by Metec as part of this process. The building is now fully let with a number of indigenous and international blue chip tenants.

Metec Solutions

Full BIM Design of new plant in existing plant rooms Best in Class new MEP equipment to satisfy the BER and LEED targets. Lean plant design to maximise tenant plant areas. Full flexibility for tenant sub-let strategy

Electrical Services

  • New LEED Platinum compliant energy metering solution
  • Roof Mounted PV Solution
  • Wiredscore compliant IT infrastructure
  • Half floor by half floor Electrical Design
  • Complete new Shell and Core & Cat A Electrical Infrastructure

Mechanical Services

  • Best in Class Low Energy Engineering Solutions to achieve the energy targets
  • Fully flexible mechanical design to suit potential occupancies
  • Increased Ventilation available above normal office building standards
  • Rain Water Harvesting System

Project Details



141,000 sq. ft.


49 Weeks

Design Team

Urban Solutions Project Managers


BKD Architects

Designer Group

LMCE Structural



Lynskey Engineering

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