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Dublin 2

4/5 Grand Canal Square


Chartered Land

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Overview These two iconic buildings form part of a commercial and cultural development located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. The buildings were designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Buildings 4 and 5 set new standards in terms of design and building finishes. The area has become home to some of the best known financial and professional services companies, including, Accenture, Beauchamps Solicitors, Capita, Facebook and HSBC Bank. Designer Group carried out the electrical services installation to both structures. The buildings are constructed over a shared car park. Each unit has a dedicated 10kV to 400Vac transformer unit. To reduce losses and liberate floor space, a medium voltage cable network was installed within the basement and rises to the roof. This allowed the main distribution boards and life services generator feeding both buildings to be positioned on the roof. A Dali lighting control system with dimming capabilities was installed throughout the development. A prefabricated wiring solution was used on site to enhance the flexibility of the installation.

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Designer Group are responsible for all Mechanical and Electrical Services comprising of

  • Lighting and emergency lighting system
  • Lighting control system
  • External facade lighting
  • Lightning protection system
  • Underfloor power busbar system feeding floor boxes
  • L1 addressable fire alarm system networked between each building and the basement
  • Prefabricated wiring solution throughout
  • Full security system suite, access control, networked video intercom, intruder alarm, CCTV systems
  • Basement security centre complete with full security equipment head end infrastructure.
  • Disabled support systems, refuge, accessories and toilet alarms
  • MV cabling and transformer installation per building
  • Containerised sub station at roof level
  • 500kVA life safety generator system on the roof complete with fuel dump system to basement tank
  • Generator fuel system at basement level pumped to the roof level
  • Basement generator fuel tank foam firefighting system
  • Enclosed MV cable ladder installation at roof level