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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.

Blackrock Clinic – Imaging Suites
Blackrock Clinic – Imaging Suites

Blackrock Clinic – Imaging Suites

Blackrock Clinic is a private hospital and clinic located in the south side of Dublin. As part of their ongoing upgrade to the latest imaging technology this project involved the decant and relocation of clinical imaging equipment to facilitate the introduction of a new CT Scanner. The project required upgrades and enhancements to all mechanical and electrical systems within the hospital while keeping services live. Phasing and sequencing were a particular feature of the project which required significant flexibility from all team members to achieve programme.

Ethos provided Client Representative services to Blackrock Clinic including review of contractor design, commissioning attendances and cost management. Delivery of the project on programme was a key aspect of the Brief with no unscheduled downtime being acceptable to the Client. Our in-depth knowledge of the site and our flexibility approach to attendances on site were instrumental in meeting programme.

The increasing use of radiation and lasers within theatres and Catherisation Laboratories requires specific measures to prevent egress of radiation from spaces. The air pressure regimes within these areas however requires passive air paths from one space to another via wall mounted pressure relief dampers. The design team developed a solution which would allow sufficient air flow while blocking radiation which required review and sign off from the imaging department physicist.

Blackrock Clinic – Operating Theatres
Blackrock Clinic – Operating Theatres

Blackrock Clinic – Operating Theatres

Blackrock Clinic is a private hospital and clinic located in the south side of Dublin. This project involves the development of a new Operating Theatre at 5th floor level and refurbishment and upgrade to 2 No. Ultra Clean Ventilation (UCV) theatres at Upper Ground Floor level. Ethos provided full M&E Engineering design services to Blackrock Clinic including witnessing of key systems at handover.

The increasing use of radiation and lasers within theatres requires specific measures to prevent egress of radiation from spaces. The air pressure regimes within these areas however requires passive air paths from one space to another via wall mounted pressure relief dampers. The design team developed a solution which would allow sufficient air flow while blocking radiation which required review and sign off from the imaging department physicist.

Delivery of the project on programme was a key aspect of the Brief with no unscheduled downtime being acceptable to the Client. Our in-depth knowledge of the site and our flexibility approach to attendances on site were instrumental in meeting programme.

Europa (Moorehall Lodge) Nursing Home
Europa (Moorehall Lodge) Nursing Home

Europa (Moorehall Lodge) Nursing Home

This project consisted of a three story purpose built state of the art 100 bed residential care nursing home for older people. The project consisted initially of two  floors of complete self contained bedrooms for the elderly (60 bedrooms). The  building is divided into 4 No. households with each household having it’s own front  door, bell and post box. One household is purpose built for dementia patients, how-  ever the building design allowed for the adjoining households to be converted easily for dementia patients in the future.

Ethos Engineering were commissioned by the main contractor John Sisk as part of  the D&B team to provide all Mechanical and Electrical services and lifts required to ensure the building operated to our client’s requirements . The building was designed with sustainability in mind with a BER ‘A’ rating achieved.

Grangegorman Primary Care Centre, Dublin 7
Grangegorman Primary Care Centre, Dublin 7

Grangegorman Primary Care Centre, Dublin 7

The Primary Care Centre is the centrepiece for the HSE on the Grangegorman site. This project involved part new build, part refurbishment of the protected laundry building, the facility will accommodate the Grangegorman and Cabra East Primary Care Teams along with a range of other health and social care network services for the North West Inner City.

 

The new structure, comprising of three stories as per the Grangegorman Planning Scheme, will provide GP suites and Public Nursing, facilities for Ophthalmology and Occupational Therapy as well as a full Audiology suite, including the Bone Anchoring Hearing Aid (BAHA) programme and hearing aid repairs

Ethos were tasked with the development of full M&E Design Consultancy Services for this project which involved the upgraded retrofit of existing services associated with the protected Laundry Room Structure, integration with the services across the link building to the 3 storey new build aspect of the development to ensure a high class finish for this Primary Care Centre.

Naas Hospital Electrical Site Infrastructural Upgrade Works
Naas Hospital Electrical Site Infrastructural Upgrade Works

Naas Hospital Electrical Site Infrastructural Upgrade Works

Naas General hospital provides general medical, surgical and acute psychiatric services and a 24 hour Emergency Department service to its immediate catchment population of Kildare/West Wicklow.

Ethos Engineering where engaged by HSE estates to carry out the upgrade to the existing electrical site infrastructure. The electrical design consisted of the modification to the existing Electrical Site Infrastructural Medium Voltage Switchgear and Generator system. The project comprised of an extension to the existing MV switchgear and the installation of a new Generator serving the hospital. We developed electrical services specification documents and identified any risk to the hospital.

National Rehabilitation Hospital – Phase 1 Expansion
National Rehabilitation Hospital – Phase 1 Expansion

National Rehabilitation Hospital – Phase 1 Expansion

The National Rehabilitation Hospital Phase 1 Expansion is located on the grounds of the NRH campus. The new 18,000m2, 120 bed building over 4 floors, is phase 1 of the planned expansion of the campus. The project also includes a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym, fitness suite and multi functional sports hall.

The project involves significant upgrades to site infrastructure which will be undertaken in a number of phases.

The NRH project will be a fully serviced hospital designed and built to the latest standards and good practice. The mechanical and electrical services will include ventilation, heating, cooling, water services, drainage, medical gases, power, lighting, nurse call, security, fire protection, and telecommunications. This is a BIM project, and as such all the services are being designed and coordinating in REVIT.

This is an A3 energy rated building, and will make use of all the latest technologies for efficient design, heat recovery and energy reduction. The current design includes a combined heat and power plant to make best use of the constant heat demand required for the pools.

Wexford Residential Healthcare Unit
Wexford Residential Healthcare Unit

Wexford Residential Healthcare Unit

The development consisted of a 50 bed residential healthcare unit comprising two 25 bed residential households and a mental health day centre. The 50 beds cater for a combination of long stay, respite, rehab, convalescent and palliative care patients. The mental health day centre offers day care facilities for 4-6 community based residents and comprises of a therapy room, consulting offices and WC’s. There are also central communal areas which house the entrance areas, reception, prayer room, therapy areas, staff facilities and household kitchens & laundry

The unit is served by a biomass boiler to serve the base heating load, backed up by oil fired boilers. High specification fabric design combined with heat recovery ventilation systems, high efficiency pumping systems and daylight control artificial lighting design have helped to achieve an A3 rated BER for the residential unit. Ventilation plant where used included energy efficient heat recovery.

This project was completed in December 2012 in accordance with schedule and clients expectations.

ESB Office, Gateway 1,2 & 3 East Wall Road, Dublin 3
ESB Office, Gateway 1,2 & 3 East Wall Road, Dublin 3

ESB Office, Gateway 1,2 & 3 East Wall Road, Dublin 3

This project was a significant high quality fit out of approximately 15,635m² across three office buildings within the Gateway campus in East Wall, Dublin 3. The project was fully designed through Revit. These buildings house circa 800 ESB staff, moved successfully from their existing Headquarters in Fitzwilliam Square.

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. This project was completed with extremely aggressive design and construction timelines to allow the client to vacate their existing Headquarters. There was close co-ordination required with the client’s IT, Security and Facilities specialists in their existing HQ to ensure their corporate requirements were met for the project.

A new main server room and 11 satellite comms rooms were provided with fully redundant A&B fibre rings installed between the buildings. A full commercial grade kitchen was provided within Gateway Three with canteen facilities for 300 staff. A common basement housed new generator rooms, staff shower/changing facilities and e-car charging points. Critical services were provided to Trading departments and ICT rooms. Gateway Two also housed the main central security centre and also the main wind generation control centre for the country. A key challenge on this project was the scope to survey, decommission and relocate existing AV services from over 50 rooms from the Headquarter offices for redeployment to Gateway Offices.

CRH Corporate Headquarters, Rathfarnham
CRH Corporate Headquarters, Rathfarnham

CRH Corporate Headquarters, Rathfarnham

The client brief was to design an open plan workplace that was generous, diverse and provided people with the ability to escape and work in a private setting. Maximising interaction was key whilst showcasing both CRH products and the organisation itself. The fit out was circa 3,500m2 which included a gym, changing rooms, full kitchen service, CAFÉ, client areas, restaurant, meeting rooms and workstation space over four floors including a penthouse level.

Ethos Engineering provided the design for all M&E systems including A/C, ventilation, water services, CHW, LPHW, lighting, emergency lighting, structured cabling and audio visual services.

Key features included a fully serviced kitchen facility including associated services to deliver high capacity catering services for staff and an energy efficient design approach including LED lighting and thermal heat recovery.

Amazon DUB14
Amazon DUB14

Amazon DUB14

DUB14 corporate fit-out project will accommodate approximately 1,500 of Amazons’ Staff in this 16,000m2 unit covering LG, G, 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 4th floors with the Shell & Core being certified to LEED Gold. The fit-out will include a dedicated Amazon reception, meeting rooms, alternative work spaces and a holistic catering offering. Showers and bike storage will be accommodated in the basement. Main MDF is on 2nd floor with 2no. IDF’s per floor each with fire suppression systems, N+1 cooling and UPS support.

Ethos have been commissioned to provide the following services for this prestigious project;

Technical due diligence of landlord design

Detailed Basis of Design report for client sign off

Full thermal IES analysis for the fit-out

Full M&E design of fit-out incorporating client AV, IT and Security

REVIT/BIM software being used for clash detection and general co-ordination

Close co-ordination with client specialist consultants/vendors for AV, IT and Security

Cost Management

Site monitoring, commissioning, witnessing, BC(A)R

The project team have negotiated with the landlord to omit elements of the proposed base build Cat A items; suspended ceilings, light fittings, duct work, raised floors, reception finishes and speed gates. This will result in a large saving for the project and avoids wasteful use of materials.

Amazon DUB13
Amazon DUB13

Amazon DUB13

Amazon Dub13 is an existing 7 storey office development originally built in the 1960s at No.2 Grand Parade, Dublin. The project brief called for the refurbishment of all floors to accommodate approximately 410 occupants in open plan work spaces, meeting rooms, alternative work spaces and break out spaces, IT and Comms rooms, showers and other general office space. The building will work as a “swing space” for Amazon for approximately 18 months.

Ethos Engineering were commissioned to carry out the Mechanical & Electrical design and construction monitoring as part of a team that have worked together on similar projects, looking to turn difficult buildings into comfortable office environments within budget. As the building is listed, Ethos Engineering carried out an extensive due diligence report of the existing landlord services.

The M&E services were designed to ensure a level of comfort to staff with particular attention being required to the restricted ceiling void depth on the sixth floor where the staff break out alternative space is located. Careful consideration was required to ensure comfort was achieved whilst working within parameters.

Abbive Office Fit Out
Abbive Office Fit Out

Abbive Office Fit Out

The works consisted of new open plan areas with the addition of some cellular offices, meeting rooms, toilets, ancillary area, kitchen and café area, which were installed in a double height atrium space. The project was spread over the ground floor and half the first floor, with live tenants on the other side of the first floor and second floor.

Ethos Engineering carried out the design of the mechanical systems (domestic water, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage & BMS controls) and electrical systems (fire alarm, lighting, emergency lighting, security, comms, UPS, general services, structured cabling & audio visual). Whilst designing all of the systems, Ethos had to take into consideration the live tenants in other parts of the building. Therefore Ethos installed a standalone plant for the air conditioning and ventilation, which was a challenge in itself due to restricted plant space and reduced ceiling voids.

 

On the project, there was a double height atrium which was the location of the café seating area. Ethos installed a jet nozzle air distribution system to distribute the air evenly and to heat and cool the large space. Ethos also had to install the ventilation behind a feature bulkhead and run this to the roof so that the existing fans could discharge the air to atmosphere. Carefully coordinated drawings helped to achieve this.

The project had a tight programme, and there was no time to go through the planning process with regards to installing additional roof equipment. Ethos had to design the systems to ensure no services were visible. To provide the ventilation to the office and café/kitchen areas Ethos proposed slimline ventilation units which could be installed above the ceiling void and had an extremely low noise level, to minimise disruption to the the occupants in the vicinity.

 

Velasco Building
Velasco Building

Velasco Building

The new 8 storey Velasco building is being constructed on the site of the old Kestrel House office block next to Grand Canal in central Dublin.

Ethos Engineering were commissioned to carry out the design and construction monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and vertical transportation services.  The building is designed to and will be constructed to LEED Gold and to achieve an A3 BER.  All services are designed with high efficiency in mind and the building is future proofed to facilitate potential future tenant requirements such as space and service ways for commercial kitchens and comms room air conditioning.

This is a Cat A, high specification, speculative new office building and is eight storeys over a shared underground carpark.

It is fully air conditioned with four pipe fan coil units.  To reduce the load and environmental impact of the building, it will consist of a twin skin façade complete with automatic blind solar façade management system.

The building is designed to and will be constructed to LEED v4 Gold and to achieve an A3 BER.  All services are designed with high efficiency in mind and the building is future proofed to facilitate potential future tenant requirements such as space and service ways for commercial kitchens and comms room air conditioning.

The Concourse Building, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The Concourse Building, Sandyford, Dublin 18

The Concourse Building, Sandyford, Dublin 18

The Concourse Building is 41,000 square foot commercial office develop-  ment located in Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland. The building  was designed as a flexible multi tenancy building allowing easy and cost  efficient client fit-outs as individual areas were leased.

The M&E installations were designed to meet our clients requirements with  particular emphasis on flexibility and ease of future M&E fit-outs as required, thus eliminating disruption of service to existing tenants.

The high spec project features include a 750m2 atrium incorporating  shops, cafes and dining areas, duplex panoramic elevators to offices over 6  floors, comfort cooling VRV installation, feature lighting installation, data  installation, full landlord services, high induction ventilation, and underfloor  heating.

Park Village, Carrickmines, Dublin 18
Park Village, Carrickmines, Dublin 18

Park Village, Carrickmines, Dublin 18

Park Village is a 940,000 square foot mixed use development located in Sandyford in South County Dublin.  The development consists of;

215,000 square feet of commercial space

100,000 square foot anchor retail unit

400 high specification apartments

1800 car spaces

Civic amenities

The development also incorporates a number of civic amenities including two crèches, restaurants, a gym and a 24 hour concierge.

The site is serviced by a central energy centre at basement level which will include two Combined Heat & Power (CHP) units and a biomass boiler.

A heat exchanger and energy meter will be fitted to each individual apartment to provide the potential sale of energy through an ESCo.

Pallas Foods – Regional Distribution Centre
Pallas Foods – Regional Distribution Centre

Pallas Foods – Regional Distribution Centre

Sysco is one of the largest food distribution companies in the world.  This project involved the design of their 30,000m2 distribution facility and service block for Pallas Foods Ltd in Ireland. It is their first facility in Europe and the first for Sysco outside North America. Ethos Engineering joined with TOTP Architects and John Paul Construction Ltd to form a Design Build team and submitted a proposal to Sysco in San Antonio, Texas.  The bid was successful and design and construction started immediately in July 2013.

Project details include:

  • 15,000m2 refrigerated warehouse (-30°C to +7°C)
  • Dry warehouse (13,000m2)
  • High specification office fit-out (2,260m2)
  • 40 acre site including soil stabilisation, attenuation ponds, site services, hard and soft landscaping
  • Integration with Client specialist subcontractor Racking and Mini-loading System
  • Full design / build sprinkler system to FM requirements
  • Fuelling and vehicle maintenance facilities

Ethos Engineering were responsible for the M&E design services throughout the project and construction supervision services.

Nassau Street Commercial Development
Nassau Street Commercial Development

Nassau Street Commercial Development

This development sees the demolition of existing commercial and retail units, with the retention of the Kilkenny Gift Shop throughout the development, and delivery of over 25,000m2 of commercial Office, Retail and Restaurant/Café facilities upon completion.

The development is being designed in line with LEED Platinum standards, and is set to achieve the same upon completion of the development as well as being a WELL Gold certified development and Wired certified also.

 

The development is set to deliver high level commercial office space in a prime location with 2 storeys of basement and 8 storeys above ground. The basement level accommodation will deliver a gymnasium, bike storage, shower and changing facilities, and bike repair facilities.

Ethos Engineering have been enlisted to deliver full Mechanical, Electrical and Vertical Transportation Services for the development as well as LEED AP & WELL AP services to ensure that the project will achieve the required LEED Platinum Accreditation and WELL Gold Accreditation upon completion.

 

Ethos Engineering will operate this project centrally around our in house Sustainability team as well as our in house ICT experts to ensure that all accreditation is achieved including WELL Gold Accreditation, LEED Platinum Accreditation and Wired Accreditation for the development.

This largescale commercial development will see the retention of the Kilkenny Gift Shop throughout the redevelopment works as a live tenant with services remaining live throughout the works.

The Distillers Building, Smithfield
The Distillers Building, Smithfield

The Distillers Building, Smithfield

The proposed distillers building development will be a mixed use development of over 20,000m2 consisting of a seven storey commercial office building with retail floor space at ground level and two basement levels for car/bike parking and building services plant.

The site is a high profile site prominently situated in the Smithfield area directly beside the Smithfield LUAS stop, overlooking the Smithfield market area. Currently the site consists of the existing distillers building and car parking. These will be demolished as part of the proposed works with the existing façade along Bow Street being retained and incorporated into the proposed design.

To date Ethos have assisted the client and design team through to successful grant of planning in July 2016.  As part of the planning inputs Ethos have carried out a detailed rooms, routes and risers exercise and worked closely with the design team to ensure the required M&E plant space and risers have been incorporated into the planning drawings.

 

Ethos also carried out Part L compliance calculations and advised on the façade performance required to achieve Part L compliance.

Meetings between Ethos and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) took place along with the design team to review and agree interfaces with the Luas which runs beside the site.

The building will employ the latest energy efficient technologies in a fully air conditioned building using a four pipe fan coil system.

One & Two Dockland Central
One & Two Dockland Central

One & Two Dockland Central

Hibernia Reit took ownership of One Dockland Central (formerly Commerzbank) and Two Dockland Central (formerly Guild House) buildings in 2015. The buildings consist of basement plant & carpark, five levels of Grade A office accommodation and roof plant comprising a total NLA of ~ 150,000ft2 (14,000m2). The building is currently home to the likes of HubSpot, BNY Mellon and ENI.

Ethos Engineering were engaged by Hibernia REIT to assist with the refurbishment of the shell and core, consisting of a total refurb of the existing main entrance lobby , lift lobbies and WCs, new heating central plant and updating and recommissioning of the life safety systems and naturally ventilated Atrium.

  • Upgrade of the central cores, WCS and shower facilities
  • Recommissioning of the life safety systems
  • Upgrade of the automated naturally ventilated atrium and smoke clearance strategies
The Iveagh Building, The Park, Carrickmines
The Iveagh Building, The Park, Carrickmines

The Iveagh Building, The Park, Carrickmines

The Iveagh Building at the Park in Carrickmines is a 5,000 square metre office  building.  The building features three office floors over ground floor retail space.

The office floors are centred around an atrium which over looks the ground floor  retail concourse. The retail spaces include a bar, restaurants and convenience out-  lets.

The buildings façade makes use of brise soleil and low solar transmittance glazing to reduce solar gains into the working spaces and hence the requirement for air  conditioning.

The central atrium incorporates large opening sections for fire/smoke venting which  is utilised to provide natural ventilation to the concourse. The façade also provides  louvered sections to allow tenants incorporate natural ventilation into the fit-out of  the office floors.

The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines
The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines

The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines

The Hyde Building at the Park in Carrickmines is a 6,000 sq. m. office building. The building comprises 40 own door office units each opening onto a central  atrium.

The high spec project features include comfort cooling VRV installation, feature  lighting installation, data installation, full landlord services, basement car parks  and external site services.

 

The buildings façade makes use of brise soleil and low solar transmittance glazing to reduce solar gains into the working spaces and hence the requirement for air  conditioning.

The central atrium incorporates large opening sections for fire/smoke venting which  is utilised to provide natural ventilation to the central common space.

 

Airside – Phase 4 Block 2, Swords, Co.Dublin
Airside – Phase 4 Block 2, Swords, Co.Dublin

Airside – Phase 4 Block 2, Swords, Co.Dublin

Ethos Engineering were involved in the development of Phase 4, Block 2 which comprised of the development of the shell and core Landlord specification multi tenancy building. Block 2 was 8,000m2 of commercial office space comprising of double basement and five storeys. The building was designed to accommodate single or multiple tenants with flexibility in letting which allow for flexible, economic office space  to meet the changing needs of high technology business.

Ethos Engineering provided mechanical and electrical engineering services on behalf of David Daly Development on the Airside Business Campus and Technology Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.

The M&E installations were designed to meet our clients requirements with particular emphasis on flexibility and ease of future M&E fit-outs as required, thus eliminating disruption of service to existing tenants.

The high spec project features included an energy efficient comfort cooling VRV installation, feature lighting installation, data installation, full landlord services, solar  thermal technology, basement car parks and external site services.

Since completion of the building shell & core project in 2009, Ethos Engineering  were commissioned by Ryanair to complete their corporate fit out of the building in  2013/2014.

2 Grand Parade
2 Grand Parade

2 Grand Parade

The redevelopment of 2 Grand Parade for Hines, will consist of approx. 16,000m2 (GIA) of Grade A commercial office space which includes the renovation of the existing listed building, originally known as the O’Carrolls Building which faces onto the Grand Canal. The existing building is being extended southwards with a further ~10,000m2 of commercial office space including 7 level glazed and naturally ventilated atrium.

Ethos Engineering are providing mechanical & electrical building services and vertical transportation design and advice. Ethos are also the LEED Accredited Professionals for the project and will support Hines in achieving the target LEED Gold.

The project is unique in that it includes both new build office development as well as the refurbishment and redevelopment of a listed 1964 office building.

The floor to floor heights of the new block will align with that of the existing which will present servicing challenges and require significant collaboration between the design team to ensure both new and existing parts of the development can be adequately serviced whilst maintaining flexibility for future tenants.

The project will be fully air conditioned with four pipe fan coil units. The building is designed to and will be constructed to LEED v4 Gold and to achieve an A3 BER. All services are designed with high efficiency in mind and the building is future proofed to facilitate potential future tenant requirements such as space and service ways for commercial kitchens and comms room air conditioning.

Block G2, Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin 18
Block G2, Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin 18

Block G2, Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin 18

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Properties developed their property, Block G2 which is 12,000m2, in Cherrywood Business Park, Dublin 18.

Ethos Engineering were engaged to provide full mechanical and electrical consultancy services for the Landlord fit out of Block G2.

Ventilation services included 3 no. gas fired AHU’s to serve fresh air requirements for the entire block. Additionally, a toilet extract system was designed as part of the Landlord fit-out.

Domestic water services included a cold water storage tank, complete with destratification pumps, to prevent stagnation of water prior to future tenants occupying the building. The cold water storage tank is served with a mains water break tank and booster set.

There was a full CO trend monitoring system installed within the basement carparks, integrated to the BMS system. This was designed to monitor CO levels and ensure that they are within safe parameters to be occupied.

 

 

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.