Irish Life HQ

Irish Life

Irish Life HQ


The main challenge for Metec on this to meet the clients brief was to provide a full new best in class Shell and Core + Cat B MEP infrastructure into a 1970’s HQ office development within a campus setting. The client has an absolute requirement for achieving the organisations sustainability goals and ensuring that the building will operate with the minimum operational energy spend. The building is targeting LEED & WELL Platinum, Wiredscore, an A rated BER and NZEB compliance. The building is set above an existing public car park so supplementing the original installations with new dedicated services for the Irish Life HQ as a key focus at detailed design stage.


The main success for Metec was the way the MEP was meticulously designed by our BIM & Engineering teams to demonstrate how the systems are co-ordinated to satisfy the HQ requirements within the restrictive existing building. Achieving the maximum possible floor to service heights was a huge success for Metec and was a true reflection of the value BIM brings to a refurbishment project of this type.

All the designs were carried out while ensuring that the sustainability targets and certification was protected. The fire strategy for the campus had to be altered as part of the building refurbishment including a new fully sprinklered building for our client.

Metec Solutions

  • Fully Electric Building for our client
  • Complete BIM Level 2 Design
  • Increased ventilation above normal office norms
  • Fully Flexible MEP design to meet current and future tenant requirements.
  • High levels of resilience for key critical infrastructure
  • Low profile ceiling services to respect ceiling heights
  • The smoke extract for the entire public car park also got fully modernised as part of the brief.
  • Full lighting control system with addressable emergency lighting
  • New swimming pool HVAC Design
  • New Sprinkler Installation
  • Security Systems integrated with campus systems

Project Details



280,000 sq.ft.


Professional Team

Project Manager: Urban Solutions

Architects : MCA Architects

Quantity Surveyors: KSN


Structural Engineers: Horgan Lynch

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