Project: DLRCC – County Hall
New Office accommodation and alterations to existing building
Client: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Architect: McCullough Mulvin Architects
Address: County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Description: The design of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall was predicated on the use of natural ventilation. The design approach chosen integrated air supply vents and air extract shafts into the structural design of the Winter Garden Area. This approach gave a highly effective spatial planning solution to this building on a relatively tight site. For this element and others, we were awarded the Triennial Award for Excellence in Structural Design by the Association of Consulting Engineers in 1998. The existing post office building was incorporated onto the overall development.
Status: Ongoing alterations
KMP Service: Full Structural Design Service as part of an Architect led Design Team
Project: Malahide Library
Client: Final County Council (FCC)
Architect: FCC Architects Department
Address: Malahide, Co. Dublin
Description: The project consisted of an extension to Malahide Library incorporating a new three-storey reinforced concrete structure for library and community use together with a total refurbishment of the existing ‘listed’ Carnegie Library for use as a Heritage Centre
KMP Service: Civil and structural engineering services as part of an Architect led design team
Project: National Aquatic Centre – Various
Client: National Sports Campus Development Authority (NSCDA)
Address: Abbottstown, Dublin 15
Description : Roof Repair
KMP have been involved with National Sports Campus Development Authority in the NAC since 2005 and have carried out client representative services for the roof repair contract, installation of a new flowrider in the leisure pool area and the installation of a full height curtain divide in the competition pool. We have carried out numerous reports and inspections on various areas of the sports campus over the years. We were also commissioned to undertake a feasibility study for Irelands first Ice Wall at the facility.
Flow Rider Water Attraction
The project comprised the demolition of the existing flowrider and the construction of a new state of the art flowrider. A flowrider is a water attraction that propels a film of water across a padded ramped surface which allows the user to surf the water on miniature surf boards. The works were carried out within the Aqua Zone water park of the NAC. Inherent access restrictions applied to this project and detailed hoarding and water retaining structures were proposed to prevent cross contamination from the site to the immediately adjacent retained lazy river. Generic schematic drawings and a specification was supplied by a Canadian Company for the flowrider. We had to ensure that the new attraction would integrate with the existing facilities on site and that future access for maintenance was provided in the final design. Onerous tolerances had to be adhered to and continuous monitoring during construction was provided by us.
The project comprised of the installation of a new 13m high x 26m long full height canvas curtain divide for use during pool competitions.
KMP Service: We provided full civil and structural services as well as project managers for the projects.
Project: Carlow Court House
Client: Office of Public Works
Architect: Deaton Lysaght Architects
Address: Court Place, Carlow
Description: This involved the restoration and refurbishment of the existing Courthouse in Carlow in a sensitive manner so as to preserve the aesthetic appeal of the old building but to provide much needed up to
KMP Service: Full Structural Design Service.
Project: The ‘Hide’ Sculpture
Client: Fingal County Council
Architect: Garrett Phelan
Address: Balleally, Lusk
Description: The ‘Hide’ is a work of by artist Garrett Phelan. The main structure is constructed of in-situ poured concrete. The concrete was dyed leaf green to blend in with the surrounding area. The walls are constructed to resemble a ‘shingle’ type finish with a wood grain texture on the exterior face. The ‘Hide’ was nominated for an award by the Irish Concrete Society in 2016/2017 for its innovative use of visual concrete and its excellence in simulating a wood grain finish and appearance which is in harmony with the local environment.