BDP’s environmental engineers are delivering one of the most efficient and sustainable commercial offices in Dublin for the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s foremost energy utility. Grafton Architects and O’Mahony Pike are architects for the scheme.
The city centre development will replace the existing 1960s block and double the site's potential capacity while significantly improving the quality of the office provision. The design sensitively respects and enhances the Georgian streetscape, while facilitating the creation of a dynamic office space.
The new €150m development has been designed with sustainability as a core principle, and will achieve a BER of A and a sustainability standard of BREEAM Excellent. It will feature innovative sustainable technologies that will reduce carbon emissions and running costs whilst offering a demonstration of the application of next generation building environmental technology.
The building will link to a bustling new plaza area on James Street East, where restaurants and cafes will breathe new life into the surrounding area.