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Grand Canal Square commercial/cultural development, Dublin, Ireland

CASE STUDY

Designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, Daniel Libeskind (New York’s Ground Zero; Berlin’s Jewish Museum), Grand Canal Square is a stunning new commercial and cultural development located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands.

Ramford Ltd awarded John Sisk & Son the €189m project to construct a number of fourth generation office blocks (including full fit-out of 10,000m2 of office space in the South Block) complemented by a stunning new theatre and public concourse, all on a tight urban site. This was an exacting overall requirement which we successfully managed throughout thanks to close collaboration with both client and design team

As management contractors, we were responsible for managing the BREEAM assessment of the entire project. Working in a collaborative manner with the design team and the subcontractors, the North and South Blocks of the development received a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The Grand Canal Theatre boasts striking features on both its entrance (a complex glazed façade with multiple shapes and plains) and roof (a Kalzip standing seam construction). The significant leading edge M & E installation and commissioning associated with the auditorium was managed successfully and partial handover was achieved as required to allow the operator access to the facility in order to complete the necessary works for opening night.