Delivering for our clients in many sectors

Projects

Since its establishment in 2005 Ethos Engineering has been involved in a wide variety of projects. Our experience spans the entire spectrum of project types from commercial to residential and healthcare to pharmaceutical just to name a few. We pride ourselves on the quality and level of service we provide to all Clients and this has proven to be key in building the company to being a respected and trusted name in the industry over a relatively short period of time. This is evident through the quantity of repeat work with high profile Clients and also through the quality and quantity of projects in our portfolio.

Since our inception we have completed; 550MW of Data Centre Space, 3,000 Healthcare Beds, 30 Operating Theatres, 25 Linac Bunkers, 6,000,000 sq ft of office space, 4,000 student beds, 2,000 dwellings, 1,100 prison cells

Click on the specialist project categories below for a sample portfolio of our project experience in each particular area.

Interxion DUB2 & DUB3
Interxion DUB2 & DUB3

Interxion DUB2 & DUB3

Ethos Engineering recently completed phases 1, 2 & 3 of Interxion’s Data Centre  facility in Parkwest in February 2010, September 2010 and January 2011 respectively. The Interxion Dub2 facility is a 2000m² of processing space which has been maximised by placing the incoming utilities, switchrooms, plantrooms and generators external to the building.

The mechanical & Electrical systems have been designed to allow the roll out of the  facility in a phased manner without any disruption to installed services.  The mechanical and electrical systems were designed to maximise energy efficiency and  the overall PUE for the facility. The DUB2 facility offers redundant 4MVA grid connection,  2N UPS power and N+1 intelligent free cooling, as well as advanced alarm and  monitoring systems.

We are currently providing design services for a new 8MW facility (DUB3 ) for Interxion on a greenfield site in west Dublin and this is due for completion in 2017.

Imaginosity
Imaginosity

Imaginosity

Imaginosity is an interactive children’s museum located at the heart of the Beacon  South Quarter Development at Sandyford, Dublin 18.  There is a sustainable /green approach to the Imaginosity building design, from the building fabric/façade  and materials, through to the M&E services for the building.

The design incorporates as many sustainable & renewable technologies as possible  to increase the educational aspect of the building. Key sustainable features incorporated include the following, Micro CHP, wind turbines, heat pumps, solar water heating and Roof Mounted ‘Windcatcher’ Units with Photovoltaic Panel

The sustainable technologies are integrated with the exhibits in the building to form part of the learning experience for children on their journey through Imaginosity.

Gorey Community School, Co. Wexford
Gorey Community School, Co. Wexford

Gorey Community School, Co. Wexford

Gorey Community School is a new post-primary school which will accommodate  1,000 pupils (mixed girls and boys). The school has a gross floor area of 12,700m2. The accommodation includes general teaching accommodation, specialist classrooms/workshops, PE Hall, hard play  courts and playing pitches.

The school has been designed to maximise passive energy efficient features such as  natural ventilation, natural daylighting through window design and provision of day-light controls and solar heating as well as a high performance building envelope to  achieve an A3 BER rating.

The school is also provided with a 120m2 photovoltaic panel array and combines  integrates the recording of metered services and renewable energy as a teaching  resource through access via the BMS and display screens within the General Purpose Hall.

Grangegorman DIT Greenway Building
Grangegorman DIT Greenway Building

Grangegorman DIT Greenway Building

The development of the DIT Greenway building was under a design and build (D&B) contract led by BAM Construction.  The Greenway Building is a highly technical state of the art facility with numerous laboratories, write ups spaces and office areas.  The building was the first new build construction on the Grangegorman campus.

Ethos Engineering were part of D&B bidding consortium and upon winning the bid competition were retained to complete the detailed design and construction monitoring of the mechanical and electrical services under the D&B contract.

Dataplex – Ballycoolin
Dataplex – Ballycoolin

Dataplex – Ballycoolin

This project involved the  construction of a new data centre at Ballycoolin Dublin 15.  The facility when complete will consist of 10,000m² of processing space which has been maximised by placing the the primary electrical plant external to the builing.

The mechanical and electrical systems have been designed to maximise energy efficiency and the overall PUE for the facility. The target PUE for the facility is 1.2 The  facility offers redundant 8MVA grid connection, 2N UPS power as well as advanced  alarm and monitoring systems.

The data-halls will be cooled by free cooling air handling equipment located in the  mezzanine level plantroom above the MV & LV Switchrooms. The system design utilises fresh air free cooling in order to cool the data-hall air via an air to air heat exchanger. During high external ambient temperatures, the system will be assisted  by an evaporative cooling array.

NPRO – St James Hospital, Dublin 8
NPRO – St James Hospital, Dublin 8

NPRO – St James Hospital, Dublin 8

As part of government strategy to develop centres of excellence for cancer treatment the National Programme for Radiation Oncology (NPRO) and department within the HSE constructed two new hospital centres, one of which is located at St. James Hospital.

 

Ethos Engineering were part of BAM’s Design/Build team with design responsibility for the mechanical and electrical, ICT and Lift services installations.

NPRO – Beaumont Hospital
NPRO – Beaumont Hospital

NPRO – Beaumont Hospital

As part of government strategy to develop centres of excellence for cancer treatment the National Plan for Radiation Oncology (NPRO) involved the construction of a new facility in Beaumont Hospital.

 

 

The new building integrates with the existing Beaumont Hospital campus and the project included the integration of utilities and site infrastructure.

Ethos Engineering worked as part of the Design/Build team, led by BAM Contractors and O’Connell Mahon Architects and had design responsibility for the mechanical, electrical, medical gas and lift services installations.

Midland’s Prison, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Midland’s Prison, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Midland’s Prison, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

The extension to the Midland’s Prison was completed in 2012. The majority of the construction was pre cast and delivered to site for assembly. Ethos Engineering were engaged in the Midland’s prison extension as part of the Glenbeigh design build construction team.

The project involved the delivery of 177 state of the art prison cell along with catering capacity for 1200 prisoners and recreation areas. The project was awarded BREEAM Very Good and included major infrastructural works on the prison site including the installation of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Unit.

Wheatfield Prison, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Wheatfield Prison, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Wheatfield Prison, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

The Wheatfield Prison project was an extension to the existing prison in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. It consisted of 176 Individual Cells, Serveries, Recreation Areas, Medical Facilities, Lighting Controls, Water Conservation and an MV Upgrade.

Mountjoy Prison, C Wing, Dublin 7
Mountjoy Prison, C Wing, Dublin 7

Mountjoy Prison, C Wing, Dublin 7

The project consisted of an additional 40 No. cells, additional multi purpose rooms, complete in cell sanitation for all cells, complete LPHW installation for all cells, fire alarm system upgrade, cell call system upgrade, basement smoke evacuation system, ventilation systems in basement and decommission of existing steam infrastructure whilst the remainder of the prison kept ‘live’.

 

Ethos Engineering were engaged on the Mountjoy Prison C Wing refurbishment as part of the John Sisk design and build team.

Dropbox
Dropbox

Dropbox

This project involved the fit out of the 5th and 6th floors of circa 5,000m2. The brief called for outstanding, functional design with fastidious execution. The architecture required for this project needed to enhance and maintain the Dropbox culture.

 

Central to the client’s aspirations was the retention of the intimacy and connectivity between all staff members and work groups. Open plan workspaces were broken down to a more personalised scale and wrap around the perimeter of the floor plate and maximise daylight and views.

Full MEP services including A/C, ventilation, water services, drainage, lighting and emergency lighting, infrastructure for security, IT and AV, general services, power and construction monitoring.

Fidelity Waterside
Fidelity Waterside

Fidelity Waterside

The purpose of this project was to provide additional accommodation for Fidelity within the ground floor fallow office space. The key objectives were to create a Go-Work Strategy to enable a more collaborative and innovative workplace.

 

 

Informal meeting and collaborative spaces were crucial in the design which meant that the M&E services needed to tie in with this informal work strategy. This was achieved by careful selection of lighting fittings, colour temperatures and controls.

The 1,500m2 project was completed within a live office environment where disruption of live services was not possible.

Telecity
Telecity

Telecity

Ethos Engineering have been retained by Telecity to provide design services on multiple projects on their Dublin portfolio of facilities over the last number of years.  The projects have been a mix up new developments and critical infrastructure upgrades to the existing facilities.  The majority of works have been completed in live facilities and designed to allow integration with no impact to their customers.

We have completed design works on excess of 16MW of IT capacity with a mixture of technology from standard generator/UPS arrangements as well Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS) solutions. Hybrid Cooling towers have been utilised to maximise free cooling and partial free cooling along with conventional CRAC technology.

EdgeConnex – Dublin
EdgeConnex – Dublin

EdgeConnex – Dublin

EdgeConnex are currently developing an 18MW Data Centre facility in West Dublin and Ethos are providing electrical design services on the project. This is one of a number of projects we are delivering for this client. We have provided master planning services to include a 110kV substation and a temporary containerised generator solution to allow occupation of the facility prior to completion of the grid connection whilst still achieving the required electrical availability.

One of the key feature of the building is the use of fully prefabricated pods which were manufactured off site and positioned externally to the building to facilitate an accelerated construction programme. The execution and co-ordination of this from concept through to delivery is key to the successful delivery of the project.

 

The cooling was achieved by an highly efficient DX cooling technology, utilising evaporative cooling to cool the server spaces.  The project also involved infrastructure extension and resilience, in relation to site MV supplies and connection to other telecoms infrastructure.

Data Centre – Confidential Client
Data Centre – Confidential Client

Data Centre – Confidential Client

Ethos Engineering have provided and continue to provide MEP design and Commissioning support services for a large multinational on their Data Centre Campus in Dublin and on a similar facility in the Netherlands.  The construction has been on a phased basis over a number of years.

We have completed design of the facility to provide 160MW of critical IT capacity with based on a 99.999% availability.  The cooling is achieved by an all air cooling system, utilising air side economisers (outside air) to cool the server and electrical spaces. Some areas (MDF Rooms) had additional DX Cooling provided. The telecoms network is also highly resilient and drove the requirement to develop the site in pairs of buildings.

Ethos have also provided design services on the critical infrastructure that underpins this development this is includes the development of a 11okV substation and a the resilient telecoms and water networks that are essential to the running of such a facility. Our continued delivery has ensure we have been retained for numerous phases of this development and allowed us to develop the design as our clients needs evolve.

EdgeConnex – Amsterdam
EdgeConnex – Amsterdam

EdgeConnex – Amsterdam

EdgeConnex are currently developing an 60MW Data Centre facility in the Schiphol are of Amsterdam and Ethos are providing electrical design services on the project. This is one of a number of projects we are delivering for this client

One of the key feature of the building is the use of fully prefabricated pods which were manufactured off site and positioned externally to the building to facilitate an accelerated construction programme. The execution and co-ordination of this from concept through to delivery is key to the successful delivery of the project.

 

The cooling was achieved by an highly efficient indirect air  cooling technology, utilising evaporative cooling to cool the server spaces. The project is design to achieve the stringent PUE target of 1.2 set by the local municipality.  The project also involved infrastructure extension and resilience, in relation to site MV supplies and connection to other telecoms infrastructure.

XL Insurance, St Stephens Green
XL Insurance, St Stephens Green

XL Insurance, St Stephens Green

The XL Insurance Ltd project involved the complete refurbishment and fit out of of the existing 18th century town  house at No. 8 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. The house is a substantial four story over basement building which is a protected and listed structure.

The project included provision of new meeting rooms, a main board room, cellular offices,  comms rooms, new tea station areas, gym & wellness area. The services installation encompasses the complete

mechanical, electrical fit out  for the building including a new Air Conditioning system, complete ICT installations and up to date power and lighting requirements.

The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

This project involved the refurbishment of The Morrison Hotel including the complete redesign and stylistic overhaul of both the lobby area, restaurant and 138 bedrooms in the hotel.

Ethos provided the full M&E design services associated with alteration to 58 no. standard hotel bedrooms; 35 no. executive hotel bedrooms; 45 no. bedroom suites and 1 no. penthouse suite.

 

The design also included a function room, basement, kitchen and club loung and services alterations to public and function room toilets and to the bar/restaurant.

Google Dock Mill, Barrow Street, Dublin 4
Google Dock Mill, Barrow Street, Dublin 4

Google Dock Mill, Barrow Street, Dublin 4

Google is a repeat client of Ethos Engineering. The Dock Mill project located on Barrow Street, Dublin 4, next to Google’s existing EMEA Headquarters and involved of the fit out of two levels of basement, the ground floor and levels 1, 2 and 3 totalling circa 1,000m2.

The fit out consisted of micro-kitchens, a small auditorium area on the upper basement with office accommodation and meeting rooms provided on each floor.   Ethos provided full MEP design services including A/C, ventilation, water services, drainage, lighting and emergency lighting, infrastructure for security, IT and AV, general services and power;

Ethos also completed the due diligence of the existing base build landlord plant and esnure the detailed design of the building to ensure LEED Platinum certification was achieved.

Crumlin Hospital—Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Crumlin Hospital—Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Crumlin Hospital—Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

A new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin was  constructed to provide additional capacity in terms of beds but also replace the existing ICU with a an area capable of providing quality care to critically ill children in  a much improved environment.

The new development provided 17 ICU beds, isolation rooms and associated support facilities over gross floor area of 6,000m2. The  existing PICU was refurbished to provide ancillary support services and accommodation for parents.

National Rehabilitation Hospital, Co. Dublin
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Co. Dublin

National Rehabilitation Hospital, Co. Dublin

The National Rehabilitation Hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialist rehabilitation services to patients throughout Ireland who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury have acquired a physical or cognitive disability and who require specialist medical rehabilitation. This project included the upgrade to the existing St. Patricks and Our Lady’s wards including

an extension to accommodate additional bed space. There was also provision for a full Environmental Room Control system which allows an incapacitated patient to operate all services within the room through either hand movement or puff/blow actions.

Services included Lighting and emergency lighting, Fire alarm and Nurse Call, Staff Attack and Paging, Integrated Medical trunking, Medical Lighting, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Water Services and an Environmental Control System.

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin

The project was divided into a number of phases to allow the new works and refurbishment works elements to progress in a manner acceptable to the Coombe hospital, allowing availability at all times of all necessary services to the existing hospital. The first phase of the works (Phase 1) involved the construction of a structure to  house a new Section Theatre and Delivery Suite at second floor level, which includes

1 No. Emergency Obstetrics operating theatre, 2 No. High Risk Delivery rooms and 4 No. Labour Delivery rooms, complete with ancillary rooms (Stores, Ad-  ministration area (midwife), circulation areas etc.) and plantroom areas.

These new  areas are connected into the existing delivery suite area, with modifications to existing services to allow for the new fit out.

National Children’s Hospital – Tallaght Satellite Centre
National Children’s Hospital – Tallaght Satellite Centre

National Children’s Hospital – Tallaght Satellite Centre

The new Tallaght Satellite Centre is located on the grounds of the Tallaght Adelaide and Meath Hospital campus. The Satellite Centre is part of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) development encompassing the new hospital at St. James’ Hospital and another Satellite Centre located at Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown.

 

The Tallaght Satellite Centre is a three storey building measuring approximately 4800m². It will also contain a proportion of refurbishment works on the ground floor of the existing Tallaght Hospital where the current administration areas will be transferred to the National Children’s Hospital.

National Children’s Hospital – Connolly Satellite Centre
National Children’s Hospital – Connolly Satellite Centre

National Children’s Hospital – Connolly Satellite Centre

The new Connolly Satellite Centre is located on the grounds of the James Connolly Memorial hospital in Blanchardstown. The Satellite Centre is part of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) development encompassing the new hospital at St. James’ Hospital, and another Satellite Centre located at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital campus in Tallaght.

 

The Connolly Satellite Centre is a three storey building measuring approximately 4800m².

Paypal, Xerox Business Park, Dundalk
Paypal, Xerox Business Park, Dundalk

Paypal, Xerox Business Park, Dundalk

Ethos Engineering were appointed as the Mechanical and Electrical consulting engineers for  the Paypal project. The project consisted of high technical office space development within the existing structure. The design programme was extremely aggressive to  meet the overall construction programme.

The Phase 2A incorporated an Active / Diri vent ventilation combination which was a first of its  kind to have been undertaken. All air handling equipment incorporated high efficiency heat  recovery. Additionally free cooling air cooled chillers were utilised with above conventional  flow and return water temperatures.

The hot water was generated by a number of high efficiency cascading modular boilers to closely meet the building load pattern. A high output  kitchen also formed part of the phase 2A design as well as additional canteen space.

EY, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
EY, Harcourt St, Dublin 2

EY, Harcourt St, Dublin 2

EY refurbished their existing office space in Block 1, 8 & 9 in the Harcourt Centre, Dublin 2. The existing office space was refurbished on a floor by floor basis with the works being completed in six phases.  The building remained in operation during the works with minimal impact on the clients business operations.

Ethos Engineering were responsible for the M&E design and construction monitoring. The M&E systems were designed with the phased construction in mind. This included co-ordination of critical systems to ensure contunity of service to our client who in turn could provide that continuity to their clients.

The office  floor plates are naturally ventilated with some cooling being provided to cellular spaces such as meeting rooms and telephone booths. This was achieved utilising both the floor and ceiling voids due to the constraints of the existing structure.

Smurfit Kappa, Clonskeagh, Dublin
Smurfit Kappa, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Smurfit Kappa, Clonskeagh, Dublin

This project involved the redevelopment of the Smurfit Kappa Group Headquarters in Clonskeagh, Dublin.  The proposed refurbishment was of the existing buildings which dated back to 1978-79 and the newer extension which was completed in 1995. The Headquarters consisted of three buildings (Zone 1, 2 & 3) connected via atriums.

There were also some external plant compound buildings for the existing generator, chiller, ESB and LV Switchrooms. As part of this refurbishment the existing mechanical services equipment were to be removed and replaced with more energy conscious systems to meet the clients requirements and to suit the proposed architectural design solution.

Ethos Engineering were commissioned to provide full M&E design services including audio visual, security and IT.