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The Exchange, 6 George's Dock, North Dock, Dublin

The Exchange


Cosgrave Developments

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The Exchange Description: Commercial Office Fit Out The Exchange is the first brand new, Grade A office building constructed within the original phase of Dublin’s IFSC since 2003. It will provide 10,000 sq.m. of office space for up to 1,200 people and was designed to achieve LEED Gold standard. The Exchange was completed in October 2017 and is located next to CHQ and George’s Dock, fronting on to the Luas line and within five minutes’ walk of the Dart and railway services at Connolly Station. This was a challenging project, due to the scope of works changing a number of times during the course of construction. There was also a major hold up from the ESB in getting power available to the site. This led to difficulties with on-site coordination and electrical testing and commissioning. Designer Group overcame this challenge through a proactive and flexible approach to the project, extending the working hours and detailed management of the programme throughout. Designer Group carried out the complete electrical installation to the entire new building, consisting of the complete shell & core installation, 1 no. full floor of Cat A fit out, 1 no. full floor of complete client fit out (The Food Safety Authority), 1 no. half of a floor of full office fit out (RDJ Solicitors) and 3 no. 6 floors of shell & core fit out over a basement car park.

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

  • L1 addressable fire alarm system
  • Air sampling system
  • Disabled toilet alarms
  • Disabled refuged system
  • Power distribution systems
  • Low voltage switchgear
  • Power factor correction
  • Lightning protection
  • Surge protection
  • Lightning installation system
  • Emergency lighting
  • Lighting controls installation
  • External lighting
  • Electric car charging facilities
  • Building management system wiring
  • Access control and intercom system
  • CCTV system
  • Intruder alarm
  • Cat 6 structured cabling installation
  • Induction loop system