Spanwall was appointed by Architectural Aluminium to replace GRP boxes as part of the extension and refurbishment of Central Plaza in Dublin on the grounds of the old Central Bank.
Plans for the €75million project were submitted by Hines and Peterson Group to Dublin City Council to reposition the former Central Bank headquarters as a new landmark destination in the heart of Dublin city centre.
The building was acquired by the global real estate investment firm in 2017 following the Central Bank’s relocation to its new premises on North Wall Quay.
The significant investment will see the iconic building re-invigorated to include a mix of retail, restaurants and cafes, a viewing area as well as being a space for conference, exhibitions and events.
The project, which is ongoing, includes the enhancement of the existing plaza which surrounds the building.
Richard Carey, of Spanwall, said:
“This was a brilliant project to be involved in. There was a lot of design work which went into each encasement to ensure a perfect fit onsite and a seemless integration with the original Macalloy bars. With the help of Architectural Aluminium, we have been able to do this and produce all 84 individual boxes.”
Equipment being used on the project includes a CNC Router, Tig & Mig Welding, a Rivnut Machine and Rolling Machine.
The architect for this project is Henry J Lyons and the main contractor is Stewart Construction.
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