Navigation Square Cork City’s Largest Office Scheme

Construction on Cork city centre’s latest and largest office development, Navigation Square, is well underway. The 4-block complex will be able to facilitate over 3,000 workers when completed.

Navigation Square will bring 360,000sq ft of offices to the market when finished. Currently, Block B construction continues and Clearstream has already occupied Block A, with blocks C and D due to commence in mid-2020.

The confirmation of the financial services firm Clearstream to occupy over 70,000 sq ft, plus an optional extra of 20,000 sq ft will generate 600 financial services jobs at Navigation Square on Cork city’s quays. This makes it one of the very largest-ever office deals in Cork city.

Just 200m from City Hall, the development — which continues the progression of new ‘fourth-generation’ offices down from the city centre towards the docklands — is designed to a Gold LEED standard and will include roof terraces and two standalone restaurants.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, liaised with by O’Callaghan Properties to produce a series of interior CGIs and 3D walkthrough animation video which were used for marketing purposes of Navigation Square.

Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.
Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.

Full project details:

Project name: Navigation Square office development.

Site location: Site bounded by Albert Quay East to the north, buildings fronting Victoria Road to the east, Albert Road to the south, buildings fronting Albert Street to the west, Cork.

Contract stage: On-site

Start date: 19/06/2017

Planning documents: Cork City CouncilAn Bord Pleanala

Floor area: 44297 m2

Site area: 0.96 hectares

Blocks: 4

Storeys: 6

Car parking: 300

Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.
Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.

Development team:

Developer: O’Callaghan Properties was founded in 1969 and is one of Ireland’s longest established property development and investment companies with commercial, retail and residential projects throughout Ireland and the UK.

Co-Developer: Appoville Limited.

Architect: Henry J Lyons Architects are experts in architecture, interior design, masterplanning and heritage projects. They are based in Dublin 2.

Assigned Certifier: i3PT Certification Association is the leading independent Assigned Certification firm operating in Ireland. The firm employs a multi-disciplinary team who have been trained to audit and certify buildings under our rigorous certification scheme. They are based in Dublin 18.

Planning Consultant: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds provides town planning, landscape architecture, environmental assessment and arboriculture services to developers and the public sector throughout Ireland and the UK from their offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Structural & Consulting Engineer: Murphy Matson O’Sullivan are a chartered engineering consultancy practice who provide clients with design, detailing and supervision services in the field of civil and structural engineering. They have offices in both Dublin and Cork.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Arup Consulting Engineers is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

Environmental Engineer: Scott Cawley Environmental Consultants is one of Ireland’s longest established, largest and most successful ecological consultancies with expertise in providing ecological survey, impact assessment and management services to planning and development-related sectors.

CGI consultants: 3D Design Bureau are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, 3D Design Bureau created a series of interior CGIs and a 3D walkthrough which are being used for marketing purposes. They are based in Dublin 4, Ireland.

Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.
Interior CGI of Navigation Square office development, Cork.

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