Department of Defence HQ, Newbridge, Kildare.

Having participated in a design and construct tender competition, Elliott Group were appointed for the design and construction of a 7,700 square metre office facility as part of the Government Decentralisation Programme.

Project Details

The building accommodates 260 government officials, and is located on a greenfield site at Newbridge, County Kildare.

In line with Department of Defence requirements this is a secure facility with high spec offices for department staff. The construction includes a complete fit-out to a detailed client brief.

Key features include;

Highly energy-efficient design with 50% of energy requirements compared to other modern office environments.

Natural ventilation with night cooling of exposed concrete slabs, wood pellet boiler providing heating and hot water, aluminium brise soleil, with additional sunshading provided by silver birch trees.

High security facility with moat to front boundary, beam protection to perimeter wall, “Pilomat” bollards, double entrance, smoke & fire protection, and concealed escape routes .

Compatibility with local environment, extensive landscaping providing views of green spaces to all offices.

The project delivers a high quality office facility to a competitive budget and forms a key component of the Government Decentralisation Programme.

This projects was awarded a BREAAM Excellent rating.

Design Team, Client & Value

Client: OPW

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

Quantity Surveyor: In house

M&E Engineer: PH McCarthy www.wyg.ie

Civll & Structural Engineer: PH McCarthy www.wyg.ie

Value: €24,000,000

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