First Q Member

Ethos Engineering

Services

Mechanical and Electrical Services Design

Project Size

6,150m2

Date

2017

Description

The new 8 storey Velasco building was constructed on the site of the old Kestrel House office block next to Grand Canal in central Dublin.

Input

Ethos were commissioned to carry out the design and construction monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and vertical transportation services. Ethos also carried out the LEED energy modelling.

Unique / Key Features

This is a Cat A, high specification, speculative new office building and is eight storeys over a shared underground carpark.

It is fully air conditioned with four pipe fan coil units.  To reduce the load and environmental impact of the building, it will consist of a twin skin façade complete with automatic blind solar façade management system.

The building is designed to and will be constructed to LEED v4 Gold and to achieve an A3 BER.  All services are designed with high efficiency in mind and the building is future proofed to facilitate potential future tenant requirements such as space and service ways for commercial kitchens and comms room air conditioning.