Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc, a listed property company on the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange, was established to invest in real estate and real estate loans across Europe. Located at the end of the Sir John Rogerson Quay peninsula in Dublin, this major project is a new mixed-use development primarily divided into commercial office and residential units over a two-level basement car park.
The commercial office development consists of 37,000m² of office space split over three 8-storey blocks being developed to CAT A level. The 204 residential units consist of 28,000m² of living and common area also spanning over three blocks. The 23-storey tower block includes scenic lifts providing a panoramic view of the North City of Dublin.
Axiseng, in partnership with the architects, have completed BREEAM & LEED pre-assessments to realise ‘excellent’ and ‘gold’ standards respectively.
The overall design of the build carefully took into consideration as to limit the impact in construction to the existing commercial office block that was already present. The security system was designed to properly monitor and control double height basement and ground level public realms, an important safety feature in a mixed and multi-use development.
The residential blocks will utilise a CHP-based district heating scheme for production of heating and hot water. The commercial offices will each be serviced as stand-alone blocks, using 4-pipe fan coil units, high-efficiency gas boilers and air-cooled chillers. In addition to the office and commercial aspects of the development there are a number of street level retail units, cafes and cultural centres that form part of the development.
The proposed landscape and public realm for Sir John Rogerson’s Quay development includes the public square designed to support a range of community events such as an outdoor cinema, farmer’s markets and local concerts bringing vibrancy and life back to this derelict location.