The Garden’s International – Limerick’s €23m Office Development

The 0.6 acre Gardens International Office is a striking example of the new standard of office space that is set to bring over 750 jobs to Henry Street, Limerick City.

Emerging with national architectural awards, the commercial development features 112,000 sq. ft of LEED Gold Grade A office accommodation.

Nordic Aviation Capital, a major aircraft leasing company has recently taken up residence in Limerick’s newly refurbished Gardens International. Nordic, which has more than 500 aircraft in its portfolio, generated $98.1m (€88.5m) in the first half of its financial year which is close to twice the amount it generated in the first half of its previous financial year.

Gardens International takes its name from the once-famous Hanging Gardens, the brainchild of Limerick merchant William Roche. Two centuries ago, the Gardens were home to exotic fruits and vegetables on terraces over vaulted storehouses.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau liaised with the development team to construct a series of architectural visualisation images. 3D Design Bureau produced both architectural and interior CGIs which were used for marketing and design purposes.

Interior CGI of Gardens International, Limerick City
Interior CGI of Gardens International, Limerick City

Full project details:

Project name: Gardens International Office Development, Limerick.

Location: Former GPO incorporating the ‘Hanging Gardens’, Henry Street & 19 Henry Street

Development website: http://gardenslimerick.com/

Authority: Limerick Council

Project value: €23 million

Floor area: 10,400 m2

Site area: 0.6 hectares

Storeys: 5

Architectural CGI of Gardens International, Limerick City
Architectural CGI of Gardens International, Limerick City

Development team:

Developer: Limerick Twenty Thirty DAC is a dynamic property development company playing a pivotal role in the rapid transformation of Limerick into a leading destination for indigenous and international investment.

ContractorJJ Rhatigan & Co is a leading main contractor at the forefront of the construction industry for over 65 years, combining speed and quality across a diverse range of capabilities.

Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens are an architecture and design studio based in Cork since 2001.

Architect: Denis Byrne Architects is a Dublin-based design practice producing contemporary architectural works of quality

Project Manager: Kerin Contract Management:

Structural Engineer: Punch Consulting Engineers is the business name of Michael Punch and Partners Limited and is one of Ireland’s leading and most experienced civil & structural engineering consultancies

CGI Consultants: 3D Design Bureau: Are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team3DDB created a series of Verified View Montages and CGIs all of which were used to secure planning.

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