The exciting new Dublin headquarters for Fidelis is located in Station Building. This is a unique workspace, located in the former Harcourt Train Station, a sensitively restored protected structure.
At the centre of the project is a brokers business lounge and bar. The exclusive bar with its fluid curved lines is crafted out of Corten steel and fumed oak. This area is the focal point for client engagement, whilst also serving as a social hub for staff interaction.
The state-of-the-art boardroom features retractable screens housed in a bespoke crafted fumed oak table, with a feature Connemara marble wall, Donegal tweed upholstery and framed views onto the beautiful historic building.
The facilities include a high-performance gym, wellness suite, flexible games room, multiple collaborative nooks/ meeting pods, café & adaptable all- hands. The office accommodation is located on the mezzanine level, which enjoys ample natural light from overhead roof lights. The space is airy, and the historic steel roof truss takes centre stage.
Amongst many stunning features is the Walled Garden. Meeting rooms sensitively hold back from the old stone walls & the interconnecting voids offered an opportunity to link the two floors with planting. The space below one of the voids was dedicated as a garden and planted with lush foliage and mature olive trees.
A unique aspect of the design was the use of clay works wall plaster. The natural and sustainable treatment improves air quality, whilst adding a rich and tactile character to the project. The layered clay strata compliment the natural stone pigment and along with soft curves to circulation routes create a calming experience.
The final project is a beautiful and elegant fusion of old meets new. Fidelis was a fantastic client to work with and we wish them luck in their new premises.
|Client:||Fidelis Insurance Ireland Dac|
|Client Design Adviser:||Simon Morray – Jones|
|Conservation Architect:||Cathal Crimmins|
|Main Contractor:||Connect Construct|