MOLA Architecture were engaged by Kennedy Wilson to produce a Design Proposal for this challenging site at 10 Hanover Quay. Located strategically at the end of Hanover Quay and overlooking the Dodder cut & canal lock gates, this project marks the completion of the northern frontage onto The Grand Canal Basin. The project was developed within the statutory context of the Docklands SDZ. The SDZ requiring the retention of the roofscape in response to this, the distinctive three-bay roofscape of the original warehouse has been retained and raised to float above the existing stone and brick walls to provide dramatic panoramic views of the Docklands, City and Dublin Bay.

The design provides 8,250sqm of office space over 9 storeys, 3 storeys of which are located within the existing warehouse structures and the remainder in a new 6 Storey glass and steel block structure to the rear. Both the warehouse and stable building on Green Street are protected structures and act as a strong base and counterpoint to the contemporary elements floating above.

Winner of the 2022 RIAI Public Choice Award
Commended in the 2022 RIAI Awards Adaptation and Re-use Category
(MOLA Design Architects, OMP Executive Architects)



Client: Kennedy Wilson
Status: Completed in 2021
10-12 Hanover Quay: 8,250sqm
Contractor: John Sisk & Sons
Architect: MOLA Architecture in conjunction with O’Mahony Pike Architects
Project Manager: Lafferty Project Managers
Quantity Surveyor: Linesight
M&E: Axis Engineering
C&S: Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
Fire Consultant: Maurice Johnson & Partners
Conservation Architect: Lindsay Conservation Architect (to planning stage) Cathal Crimmins Architects (post planning)
Landscape Architects: LDA Design
CGI: Dune Visuals Ltd