Brief

The Client bought a disused 1970’s Warehouse fronting Naas Road at the Bluebell Luas Stop, which had formally been used as a distribution centre for Heineken. The brief was to provide a new Headquarters Building for Momentum Support who provide Cleaning and Security Solutions for Businesses including Airports, Hospitals, Offices and Shopping Centres. The needs of the business required good quality office space, training facilities and a secure warehouse.

Response

The existing fabric of the building was in poor repair, although tests on the Portal Steel Frame concluded that it was structurally sound. It was decided to strip the building fabric back to the portal frame, create a new 860sqm two storey office and staff facilities block to the front of the building and a 720sqm high bay warehouse to the rear. A new highly insulated skin with large expanses of full height north facing curtain walling to the office areas and rooflights to the warehouse, maximised daylight while providing an energy efficient and pleasant working environment. Existing trees were maintained to the main road frontage, behind which the building presents a crisp modern profile for the End User.