A New Denis O’Brien Office Development in the Dublin Docklands.

A 15-storey office development will be coming to No. 2 and No. 1 Grand Canal Quay in Dublin 2 after businessman Denis O’Brien’s company, Jepview, received planning permission.

The original proposal had to be revised as the scale of the development was a cause for concern for Dublin City Council. 3D Design Bureau (3DDB) Collaborated with the development team to carry out a comprehensive BRE Daylight and Sunlight Impact assessment on the surrounding environment and public realm, which included Vertical Sky Component (VSC), Annual probable Sunlight Hours (APSH), and Sunlighting analysis.

The contemporary glazed office building was granted approval this February and will offer more than just office space. Employees will have access to showers, changing rooms, Car and bicycle parking within the development. A reception area with a ground floor café will also be provided and will be open to the public.

The assessment carried out by 3DDB included the testing of windows in the existing neighboring properties, as well as several granted developments in the environment surrounding the subject site. The study was to determine if any of the identified windows would sustain a level of impact with regard to daylight & sunlight.

The extensive study showed that the vast majority of assessed properties met the criteria set out in the BRE Guidelines for VSC & APSH. And 100% of the outdoor spaces assessed for Sunlighting would experience an imperceptible level of effect which is also in line with the mentioned guidelines.

The BRE Daylight and Sunlight results were submitted to Dublin City Council in the form of a BRE compliant written report and played a key role in granting permission for the scheme. The revised and approved development will now provide high-quality office space and will be a perfect match to the streetscape of such a key location in the Docklands.

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Digital 3D Model of Two Grand Canal Quay on Dublin's Dockland's.
Digital 3D Model of Two Grand Canal Quay on Dublin’s Dockland’s.

Denis O’Brien Office Development – Full Project Details:

Project Name: No. 2 Grand Canal Quay Office Building Development.

Project Type: Commercial Office

Site Location: No. 2 Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2 and No. 1 Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Stage: Plans Granted

Planning Documents: Planning Documents

Planning Authority: Dublin City Council

Planning Reference: 3752/21

An artist's impression of Two Grand Canal Quay in Dublin's Docklands
An artist’s impression of Two Grand Canal Quay in Dublin’s Docklands

Denis O’Brien Office Development – Development Team:

Developer: Jepview Limited are based in Dublin 2.

Architect: DeBlacam & Meagher Architects are an award-winning architectural practice concerned with the making of simple buildings and with the employment of beautiful materials.

Planning Consultant: Hughes Planning & Development Consultants is an independent town planning consultancy, offering high-quality professional advice and practical solutions to all stakeholders in the development industry throughout Ireland.

Structural and Civil Engineer: Fearon O’Neill Rooney provides an engineering consultancy service to a wide range of clients principally in the fields of civil and structural engineering.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Transport Consultant: O’Connor Sutton Cronin is founded on a reputation for providing award-winning design creativity, excellence, and cost-effective solutions without compromise.

Landscape Consultant: The Big Space Landscaping Consultants is a leading landscape architecture, urbanism and landscape planning practice that serves both the public and private sectors.

Development Information Source: Construction Information Services provide comprehensive, reliable, timely, and verified real-time business intelligence to the construction sector.

CGI Consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM, and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.

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