Delivering for our clients in many sectors
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; 600MW of Data Centre Space, 3,000 Healthcare Beds, 30 Operating Theatres, 25 Linac Bunkers, 6,500,000 sq ft of office space, 8,000 student beds, 4,500 dwellings, 1,100 prison cells & 2,000,000 sq ft of Mixed Use Develpoment (Office, Retails & Commercial).
This project consists of the demolition of an existing 1960’s office block in Ballsbridge in order to deliver a 19,700m2 landlord standard Grade A Shell & Core office development to a maximum of 9 storeys with a variety of terraces, winter gardens and balconies incorporated into the design. The development will also have 2 storeys of basement car-parking with all plant located on the roof. This project is currently being prepared by the design team for planning application lodge.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned to complete the Mechanical and Electrical Design for the development of this commercial office development in Dublin 4. This project is set to deliver a high efficiency office block in this highly sought after location in Dublin 4.
The development is seeking LEED (v4) Platinum, Well accreditation and Wired Scorecard accreditation ensuring a connected and healthy environment for occupants of the building, with a minimum A3 BER targeted also.
Carrickmines Block 90
Block 90 (The Hampstead Building) is in The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18. Block 90 is a new five storey office building with a new fifty-two space basement level car-park joining onto an existing basement car-park. The development site for Block 90 was taken from a greenfield site adjacent to existing office buildings within the Park complex. Block 90 has the facility to have ten individual tenants within the building, two tenants per floor or have one tenant for the building as a whole.
Ethos were commissioned to carry out the mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation, and ICT, design as well as carrying out the LEED AP role and LEED Energy Modelling. Ethos were also engaged to carry out the construction monitoring to completion. The project was completed in December 2017. The building was designed targeting LEED v3 Gold accreditation and A2 BER rating, which it achieved on practical completion.
Allowances have been made with the design of Block 90 for any particular requirements a future tenant may desire, such as; four-pipe fan coil system instead of a VRF system and allowances for generator/ UPS backup to each tenant space and to the building as one unit.
Confidential Client Headquarters
The new office located in Leopardstown Business Park is one of the largest purpose built office for an end user in the history of the state. It is 35,000m2 and brings almost 2,000 Irish employees under one roof for the first time. Ethos were commissioned in 2011 to do the mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation, ICT, sprinkler design and construction monitoring for the shell and core which was tendered in March 2015.
Ethos were then retained to design the full MEP CAT B fit out for the client as part of the integrated design and construction team which was substantially delivered in December 2017.
The building has been designed in line with LEED Silver recommendations with a number of sustainable technologies incorporated into the services design including free cooling chillers, CHP, solar thermal panels, LED lighting and rainwater harvesting.
One & Two Docklands
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 14,000m2. The building is currently home to companies including 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.
Project key features: upgrade of the central cores, WCs and shower facilities, recommissioning of the life safety system & upgrade of the automated naturally ventilated atrium and smoke clearance strategies.
8 Hanover Quay Airbnb
The 8 Hanover Quay project involved the redevelopment of an existing protected warehouse structure into a new modern office facility for Bennett Properties, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2. The project comprised of two storey over a basement ‘CAT A’ office building with an open plan office area of 3,574m2 and includes 44 bicycle spaces at basement level.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by Bennett Properties to deliver the mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation and construction monitoring for the shell and core and CAT A fit out. Ethos were responsible for the shell and core and CAT A design tendered in January 2015. The project was completed in April 2016.
The modern, Grade A ‘warehouse’ style office space features a light filled atrium running through the centre pitched roof and there is an enclosed courtyard area at ground floor level. The project also included the introduction of an additional floor level into this existing two storey protected warehouse structure.
Hanover Quay Plaza, Dublin 2
The M&E design for the residential element will have a strong emphasis on energy saving techniques to ensure that the apartments are fully compliant with the latest Part L Building Regulations and achieve A3 energy ratings. A comprehensive IES energy simulation study will be conducted to accurately determine the heat loads for each apartment.
Some of the design features will include: Centralised boiler plant utilising high efficiency condensing boilers and micro CHP units, Integration of solar PV panels at roof level, Provision for connection to future district heating system,
Apartment heating & HW loads provided by heat interface units (HIU) incorporating heat meters in each individual apartment which are fed from primary heating mains and Energy efficient Heat Recovery Ventilation system provided for each apartment.
Doyle Road Housing Development Waterford
The Construction of 4 No. 3 bed townhouses and all associated siteworks at Doyle Road, Waterford. The proposed development at Doyle Road Waterford is on a an existing residential site and will comprise 4 No types of residential townhouses. Ethos were commissioned to design Mechanical and Electrical services to each residential unit.
High efficiency plant and equipment have been designed to each residential unit including incorporation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) in order to comply with the relevant Building Regulation Part L for Dwellings. ASHP technology exploits seasonal temperature differences between external air and refrigerant temperatures to provide high efficiency heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.
ASHP systems use more electricity to run the heat pump when compared with the use of a ground heat source collector, but as most of the energy is taken from the air, they produce less greenhouse gas than conventional heating systems over the heating season.
Montrose Student Accommodation
The Montrose Hotel, a well-known Dublin 4 landmark just across the road from UCD and a short walk from RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus, has been redeveloped to provide modern student accommodation for the local University and surrounding area. The former four storey hotel was redeveloped to provide 192 bedroom units which included 26 new bedrooms constructed on top of the 4th floor of the existing building. The bedroom units were arranged in a choice of five to eight bedroom ‘cluster flats’ each with communal living, kitchen and dining areas.
The residence offers round-the-clock security, on site laundry and car parking spaces. Utilities, broadband internet and contents insurance are all included in the room rental. Ethos were engaged for the mechanical and electrical design services for the development. The integrated design team was led by DTA Architects. Ethos’ involvement was from initial concept design, through planning, detailed design and tender documentation. Ethos supervised the construction of this development, with student residents taking up accommodation space on a phased basis from September to December 2014.
A number of key issues arose mainly around the existing building fabric and planning restrictions for roof top plan. As the building project was existing Ethos were limited with the design changes that could be incorporated into the project design. At the start of the project the existing building fabric was reviewed and a detailed IES building model was developed to assist the team in evaluating different sustainable options. The new building extension to the roof had to comply with the latest building regulations with regard to building U-values and air tightness. The 26 new bedroom units were provided with local ventilation heat recovery units, double glazed window units suitably designed to limit heat loss but maximise solar gain. The extension achieved an A3 BER rating.
Mill Street Student Accommodation
Mixed-use development on a 0.8 Hectare city centre brownfield site. The development measuring 18,796m² gross floor area now holds 406 no. student bed spaces including 36 Studio units. The ancillary student accommodation facilities include social space, gym, laundry facilities, management office, (15,093m² GFA in total), including the provision of a single storey pavilion building for student and community uses (65m²); Street level 4 no. retail/commercial units ranging in size from 35m² to 201m² GFA (539m² GFA in total), Office space (2,137m² GFA)
Detailed Planning and Exemplar M&E, Lift and ICT Tender Design Services with Technical Advisor Role during Construction. Restoration, adaptation and reuse of No. 10 Mill Street (a Protected Structure) as a restaurant/café/multi-purpose event space (507sqm GFA) and adjoining former Mission Hall for office use (520sq m GFA).
This project was designed to achieve an A3 BER through the energy efficient elements such as LED lighting throughout, high levels of air-tightness, natural ventilation, with A and A+ rated building material utilised. This led to the project achieving BREEAM ‘Very good’ standards.
Maynooth Student Accomodation
The Maynooth Student Accommodation development is to be built on the Mariavilla site in Maynooth for Cairn PLC. The facility will house 517 student bed spaces, with mix of multi-unit clusters, own door units and studio flats and also include extensive student facilities including study rooms, screening rooms and communal dining spaces. The development also includes retail facilities, café’s, gym and ca reche. This new development will consist 6 buildings across the site.
The project is being developed by Cairn PLC who have commissioned Ethos Engineering to prepare a traditional set of tender documentation for the mechanical, electrical, lifts and BMS design and construction monitoring for the full development. The project is due for completion in 2019.
Mechanically, there is a main district heating plant located on the ground floor, the pipework will be distributed throughout the floor to heating interface units (HIU), each cluster will have its own dedicated HIU located in the kitchen area, the pipework from the HIU’s is then dispersed to each of the rooms. WIFI is dispersed with full coverage site wide. There is also CCTV coverage at all entry’s and exits and is monitored back at the management suite.
Gardiner Street Student Residence
The Gardiner Street student apartment complex is built at the former Industrial Development Agency site on Gardiner Street, for Global Student Accommodation Group. The facility has 491 bed spaces, with 89 cluster flats across 14,350m2 of internal space. The seven storey Gardiner Street development, contains student accommodation on the upper floors while the ground floor is occupied with cafe facilities. Ethos Engineering were commissioned to deliver a tender as an exemplar design of mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation and ICT design by Global Student Accommodation Group, while staying on the client’s side during the construction stage.
The Design and Build documentation was tendered in November 2015 with the appointment of Bennett construction in late February 2016. The main services distribution route is located in the ceiling space of level-1 only, the services are then distributed in risers throughout the building which creates higher ceilings from level-1 up. Mechanically, there is a main district heating plant located in the basement, the pipework are distributed throughout the floor to heating interface units (HIU), each cluster has its own dedicated HIU located in the kitchen area and the pipework from the HIU’s is then dispersed to each of the rooms.
Electrically, there are consumer units located (like the HIU) in each cluster which distribute lighting and power to each of the rooms. WIFI, which is very important to students, is dispersed full coverage site wide. There is also CCTV coverage at all entry’s and exits and this is monitored back at the management suite. Complete Building Management System (BMS), which monitors openable windows to turns off the heating system within the room for energy efficiency. Rain water harvesting is also utilised site wide. The building was designed to BER A3 rating and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standards
Cork Street Student Accomodation
The Cork Street Student Accommodation development is to be built on the Cork Street site in Dublin 8 for Cairn PLC. The facility will house 432 student bed spaces, with 73 cluster flats. This new development will consist of a 7 storey building of student accommodation clusters comprising of individual bedrooms with ensuites linked via a corridor to a common living/kitchen area and Student Support areas on the ground floor including a laundry, library, study rooms etc.
The project is being developed by Cairn PLC who have commissioned Ethos Engineering to prepare a traditional set of tender documentation for the mechanical, electrical, lifts and BMS design and construction monitoring for the full development. The project is due for completion in 2019. Mechanically, there is a main district heating plant located on the ground floor, the pipework will be distributed throughout the floor to heating interface units (HIU), each cluster will have its own dedicated HIU located in the kitchen area, the pipework from the HIU’s is then dispersed to each of the rooms.
WIFI, is dispersed with full coverage site wide. There is also CCTV coverage at all entry’s and exits and is monitored back at the management suite.
Brunswick Street Student Accommodation, Dublin
The Brunswick Street Student Accommodation project comprises of the development of a new student accommodation facility for Global Student Accommodation Group. The development is located in North County Dublin and will be situated near the new DIT Grangegorman site. The facility will house 571 bed spaces, with 126 cluster flats. This new development will comprise of a five storey building with 14,500m2 of living, cooking and entertainment facilities space. It will be one of the largest student accommodations located in North Dublin. Ethos Engineering have been commissioned to deliver a pre-tender as an exemplar design by Global Student Accommodation Group, then novated over to the main contractor post tender to deliver a detailed design for the mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation, ICT design. The Design and Build documentation will be tendered at the end of September 2016 with the appointment of a D&B builder in December.
The main services distribution route is located in the ceiling space of level-1 only, the services are then distributed in risers throughout the building, which creates higher ceilings from level-1 up.
Mechanically, there is a main district heating plant located in the basement, the pipework will be distributed throughout the floor to heating interface units (HIU), each cluster will have its own dedicated HIU located in the kitchen area, the pipework from the HIU’s is then dispersed to each of the rooms.
Electrically, there are consumer units located (like the HIU) in each cluster which distribute lighting and power to each of the rooms.
WIFI, which is very important to students, is dispersed full coverage site wide.
There is also CCTV coverage at all entry’s and exits and is monitored back at the management suite.
Complete Building Management System (BMS), which monitors openable windows to turns off the heating system within the room for energy efficiency.
Rain water harvesting is also proposed site wide.
The building will be designed with a BER A3 rating and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’.
Broadstone Hall Refurbishment Works, Dublin
Broadstone Hall is an iconic, award-winning residence, purpose built as a student community living development, set in a strategic location in Dublin’s north inner city and located within walking distance of three major third level education institutions.
The facility refurbished approximately 70 bed spaces, with 22 cluster flats of internal space. The existing development consists of a four storey residence arranged around a central atrium space, which is dynamic and bright and houses bridge galleries and staircases connecting all the apartments.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned to deliver design and construction monitoring of the mechanical and electrical by Global Student Accommodation Group, for an extensive and exciting refurbishment programme to ensure that it is the modern student residence in Dublin. The documentation was tendered in May 2016 with the appointment of Azure Construction in May 2016. The project was completed in September 2016.
A couple of the key features for the refurbishment of the facility include:
Mechanically, replaced the existing boilers, re-conditioned the water storage tanks, new radiators as required and toilet extract system.
Electrically, was new lights, sockets, WIFI coverage in all the circulation areas. Also thermal imaging of the switch boards to highlight any hotspots.
Blackpitts Student Accommodation, Dublin 8
The Blackpitts Student Accommodation development is to be built on the Blackpitts site in Dublin 8 which was once home to a craftworks and malting house in the south of the city, for BAM property. The facility houses 296 bed spaces, with 48 cluster flats across 12,000m2 of internal space. This new development consists of a 7 storey building of student accommodation clusters comprising of individual bedrooms with ensuites linked via a corridor to a common living/kitchen area and Student Support areas on the ground floor including a laundry, library etc.
The project was developed by BAM Building who commissioned Ethos Engineering to prepare a traditional set of tender documentation for the mechanical, electrical, lifts and BMS design and construction monitoring for the full development. Mechanically, there is a main district heating plant located in the basement, the pipework will be distributed throughout the floor to heating interface units (HIU), each cluster will have its own dedicated HIU located in the kitchen area, the pipework from the HIU’s is then dispersed to each of the rooms.
WIFI, which is very important to students, is dispersed with full coverage site wide. There is also CCTV coverage at all entry’s and exits and is monitored back at the management suite. The building was designed with a BER A3 rating and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and was designed in BIM.
Blackpitts Mosque and Student Housing
The Blackpitts Student Accommodation & Mosque development is to be built on the Blackpitts site in Dublin 8 which was once home to a craftworks and malting house in the south of the city. The existing mosque, housed in an old warehouse on the site first opened in 1992 and has a congregation of about 500 people. The lower floors of the proposed building are to be taken up by the public function of the mosque and a café while the upper floors are to be used as student housing accommodating 93 No. en-suite bedrooms including 4 No. accessible bedrooms.
Ethos are providing Mechanical and Electrical services consultancy services including energy analysis to demonstrate compliance with statutory requirements. A BER target of A3 has driven the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solution proposed for the site with a central heating system serving radiators throughout the building. Consideration of project specific issues has required a distribution solution which routes services away from areas of prayer and ablution. A basement level will include additional prayer space, a gym, storage and plant areas.
Coolfin Housing Development Waterford
The Construction of 12 No. Dwellings & All associated siteworks at Coolfin Woods Estate, Coolfin, Portlaw, Waterford. The proposed development at Coolfin Woods Waterford is on a greenfield site and will comprise two types of residential buildings: 3 bedroom – Two-storey dwelling (semi-detached) & 2 bedroom – Bungalow dwelling (semi-detached)
Ethos were commissioned to design Mechanical and Electrical services to each residential unit. High efficiency plant and equipment have been designed to each residential unit including incorporation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) in order to comply with the relevant Building Regulation Part L for Dwellings.
ASHP technology exploits seasonal temperature differences between external air and refrigerant temperatures to provide high efficiency heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. ASHP systems use more electricity to run the heat pump when compared with the use of a ground heat source collector, but as most of the energy is taken from the air, they produce less greenhouse gas than conventional heating systems over the heating season.
Chester House Extension
The Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. The Community provides services to individuals, children and families at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. The proposed 850m2 expansion to Chester House seeks to add an additional 20 No, single occupancy, en-suite bedrooms to the existing building. The service will provide accommodation with care and support services that meet National and European quality standards. The expansion will allow Dublin Simon Community to move more people out of emergency accommodation and into adequate and appropriate accommodation.
Ethos are providing mechanical and electrical engineering services on a pro-bono basis to deliver the planned extension. Ethos are also advising on the new Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) requirements as part of the latest Part L 2017 regulations. The project is an extension to an existing facility operated by the Simon Community and needs to take account of the residential nature of the service provided in terms of fire & security systems while providing a domestic feel to the environment.
While not strictly applicable to the project the Client has adopted the new NZEB energy standard as the energy target for the building utilising air source heat pump technology and an extension of the existing solar water thermal heating installation. The client is also taking the opportunity to
Castlepark Apartments, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Castlepark Apartments is a residential development in Dalkey in South County Dublin. The development consisted of 50 No. high specification apartments in two blocks. The project was completed in late 2011.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by Wesley Curran & Graham O’Donnell to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team, to bring the project from Planning through Construction Stage to completion and get the apartments to the market.
The apartments were designed with energy efficiency in mind and achieved A3 Building Energy Ratings. The heating system comprised of a central air source heat pumps distributed to each apartment via district heating mains to provide heating and hot water to each apartment. Each apartment’s heat and hot water usage is metered locally and logged and monitored centrally for billing purposes.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B2B, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The apartment block B2B at Beacon South Quarter comprises 68 No. single and duplex type apartments, over ten storeys. The ten no. storey block was completed in July 2017 and was constructed over the existing Beacon Renal premises at ground level.
The project also involves the completion of three No. levels of basement carpark that were constructed in 2009 but left uncompleted as a ‘grey box’ shell. The carpark has been designed with a full mechanical ventilation system and sprinkler system for code compliance.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by IRES / KSNPM to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team to design, tender and construction monitor the project to completion.
The project’s key features include a stairwell pressurisation system for firefighting purposes and three levels of underground carpark which are mechanically ventilated and fully sprinklered.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B2A, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The Apartment Block B2A at Beacon South Quarter was constructed as a shell as part of the main Beacon South Quarter project from 2005 to 2009 but never got finished due to the economic down turn. It had the majority of its structural shell, including pre-fabricated bathroom pods completed in 2009, where it remained idle until 2012. The B2A Block contains 85 no. single and duplex type apartments, over 9 storeys. There are also existing retail units at ground level. The project was successfully completed and handed over in 2014.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by NAMA/Mazars to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team, to bring the project to completion and get the apartments to the market. This project included the conversion of some office space into apartments and the re-planning application for these new apartments. This required that some of the old apartments complied to the old Building Regulations while the new apartments had to comply to the new more stringent standards. Ethos carried out detailed surveys of the existing installed services & pre-fabricated bathroom pods prior to commencing the detailed design.
This project incorporated 15 no. apartments that came in under a new planning application. This required them to comply with the latest Part L and the provision of renewable technology. The solution for this was a Solar PV array for each of these 15 No. apartments located on the roof of the block. The PV arrays fed the electrical board within their relevant apartment to provide free energy.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B1, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The Apartment Block B1 at Beacon South Quarter was constructed and completed in 2009. Since the completion of this apartment block the building had remained empty and the mechanical and electrical services associated with the block were never put into continuous use.
The B1 Block contains 58 No. apartments, 12 single level & 46 duplex units of which 10 units are in a 10 storey tower. There are a number of retail units at ground level of the apartment block which are now fully occupied. The retail tenants include Starbucks, Munchies, Pizza Hut amongst others.
This project was completed on time and within budget in June 2012 to enable the block of apartments to be sold to Cluid Housing.
Mazars, acting as receivers, engaged Ethos Engineering to complete a detailed snag of the existing mechanical and electrical services and provide a comprehensive repair scope document to enable the services to be commissioned and suitable for occupation.
Following on from the detailed survey carried out at Block B1 Apartments, Mazars requested that Ethos Engineering undertake the site supervision of the remedial mechanical & electrical works to get each apartment unit and associated common / plant areas in a condition that would be fit for occupation by a tenant.
The duplex arrangement of the apartments required sprinkler protection to be provided throughout the apartments. This introduced some unique challenges to co-ordinate this system into the building while maintaining a domestic feel to the apartments and co-ordinating with all other services and disciplines.
Stationhouse Apartments, Carrick Street, Kells
These Apartments are a residential development in Kells in County Meath. The development consists of 4 no. high specification apartments in a single building which used to be the Kells Fire Station.
The apartments were designed to house people approaching old age. Each apartment has it’s own heating system which comprises of low surface temperature radiators to prevent potential safety issues.
Each heating system is fired by a wall hung condensing boiler located in a dedicated building at the rear of the property.
The apartments were designed with energy efficiency in mind and each apartment has it’s own hot water solar heating system connected to a twin coil hot water cylinder. This is backed up by the apartment’s heating system if required.
Each apartment is equipped with a monitored communication system which utilises a new control unit and speech module which when used in conjunction with the central control unit located in the common area creates a system capable of remodeling care provision through the use of individually tailored telecare. The communication system ensures that the resident’s needs of today are met whilst providing the ability to adapt over time via changing individual resident settings.
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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
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
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 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)
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.