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Rachael Stewart, Business Development Director with Stewart Construction gives the CIF an update on some major projects currently in the works by Stewart Construction, including the much anticipated Central Plaza.
Work at the iconic Central Plaza is well underway. Originally designed by Sam Stephenson the building opened in the late 1970’s to mixed reviews but it’s distinctive design would become one of the Dublin city’s most striking buildings. Works are being undertaken on a design and build basis with the building’s exterior remaining largely preserved with the addition of a new, grand stairway entrance and an enhanced, open plaza space for the public to enjoy.
Works also include the upgrading and refurbishments of the main tower’s existing office floors which span over 7 storeys, which are to be fitted out with elegant and high-end finishes. Additionally, the top-most level of the Central Plaza Tower will be a two-storey, glass-roofed structure which will house a restaurant, hospitality, and viewing areas where visitors will have breath-taking views of Dublin’s city scape.
This is the second project Stewart Construction has undertaken in conjunction with Hines, a major player in global real estate investment.
Stewart Construction is also nearing completion on the design and build contract for Hines’ prestigious Bishop’s Square office development on Kevin Street. This sees an existing Dublin city centre building go higher with a substantial extension to the 5 storey existing office block by expanding the existing floorplates of the top two floors and adding an additional 6th floor.
This ‘live site’ office expansion will see an additional 5154m2 to the 5 storey existing office block. Renovations and high-spec fit-outs will also take place at reception and lobby areas. The project also includes for sections of Cat A & Cat B fit outs and revisions to Mechanical & Electrical installations.
The original office block on Kevin Street was constructed approximately 12 years ago and the Grade A office space is fully occupied by high calibre tenants. The focal point of Bishop’s Square is an impressive landscaped six-storey atrium, which provides natural light to the entire building. The building’s façade is a mix of metal cladding, glazing and stone units and precast concrete with red brick terracotta.
To view a video update on Central Plaza, please head to the Stewart website by clicking here.
4* IHG® Hotel, close to Dublin Airport
Work is also well under way on the new 4* IHG® Hotel close to Dublin Airport at Clonshaugh. Works are being undertaken on a design and build basis with Stewart Construction collaborating with an extensive design team and a specialist design-led supply chain. Collectively they have designed a coordinated, pre-engineered, system-build construction incorporating a twin-wall precast structure, a unitized glazing and cladding system with bathroom pod installation.
The development site is located only 1km from Dublin Airport. With Dublin Airport welcoming over 30 million passengers each year, this new 10 storey, 421-bedroom hotel will provide much-needed accommodation in a modern, and high-end setting.
Plans for the 4* star hotel include meeting and conference rooms, a fitness gym, restaurant, bar, coffee dock and buffet area, with all rooms having high performance ICT for tech-dependant guests, business people, and conferences. It will be fitted out with inviting, comfortable internal finishes and a contemporary style. A large car park, elegant landscaping, an ESB substation, and new access roads are also in the works.
View a time lapse of the 4* IHG Hotel project so far by clicking here
Carman’s Hall, Student Accommodation
Stewart Constructions is also making great progress at their student accommodation site at Carman’s Hall, Dublin 8. Located within Dublin’s main ring road, just to the west of the city centre and south of the River Liffey, this development will see much needed accommodation for the ever-growing student population in Dublin. Located just a short walk from Trinity College and the Royal College of Surgeons’ campus, University College Dublin and Dublin City University are also easily accessible by public transport.
Works include the construction of 3 residential buildings of between 5 and 6 storeys, containing 207 high-specification, en-suite bedrooms arranged in cluster apartments of between 5 to 8 bedrooms. The property will also feature significant dedicated communal areas, including a common room, gym and study room, a management suite, bicycle storage, a public coffee shop at ground level and a private outdoor landscaped courtyard.
For more information on Stewart Construction and their projects, see www.stewart.ie
Rachael Stewart, Business Development Director, Stewart Construction