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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.

Montrose Student Accommodation
Montrose Student Accommodation

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
Mill Street Student Accommodation

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
Maynooth Student Accomodation

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
Gardiner Street Student Residence

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
Cork Street Student Accomodation

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
Brunswick Street Student Accommodation, Dublin

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 Refurbishment Works, Dublin

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
Blackpitts Student Accommodation, Dublin 8

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
Blackpitts Mosque and Student Housing

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.