2WML wins 2020 Irish Construction Excellence Award…..Remotely
At a unique ‘remotely’ attended Irish Construction Excellence Awards ceremony 2WML won best Refurbishment project for its transformation from a bland 1980’s brick office building to a new energy efficient contemporary office and gym. Hosted by Deirdre O’Kane the ICE Awards were transmitted live to homes all around the country, with guests also receiving a gourmet 4 course meal and bottle of champagne to wash it all down.
Constructed by John Paul Construction 2 Windmill Lane (2WML) is the final piece of Hibernia REIT’s spectacular multi-award-winning Windmill Quarter. 2WML comprises the re-development of the existing Hanover Building within the SOBO district. Works included extensive re-modelling and upgrading of the existing 5 storey office block. Additional floors as well as extra width were added to create a 5,800m2 development of grade A office space over 6 levels. The basement includes new staff shower/change facilities and new bicycle storage, with a 1,000 m2 ground floor gym operated by Perpetua adding to Hibernia REIT’s ambition to create a multi-use community of facilities at the Windmill Quarter.
One of the biggest challenges on 2WML was taking the existing structure and retrofitting the façade, external walls and roof to exceed current Building Regulations and create a new energy efficient office space to be proud of. This entailed installing a new high performance façade, new insulation and air tightness layers to the external envelope aswell as installing an air to heat pump air conditioning system.