DJI Design & Construct was asked to provide full turnkey services to refurbish award winning 2003 de Blacam & Meagher building on the corner of Castle Street & Werburgh Street in Dublin.
The upper floors were extensively refurbished on behalf of an American IT company. Key to this project was the location of a substantial communications centre / IT room to facilitate the new tenant.
The key objective was to maximise the natural light and views from this corner site, whilst respecting the architecture. We opted for a monochromatic palette in order to compliment the rectilinear format of the building and it’s fenestration, using reflective surfaces to bounce light. High performance internal glazing was utilised and the building was fully rewired in order to support the technological requirements of the incumbent tenant.
We included double height voids in the GA to allow us to drive light into spaces that would struggle otherwise. We stripped out the original shell, rerouting cabling, water & waste to suit the new configuration.
Our key difficulties were dealing with awkward beam heights and columns located in central zones – opening out the boxy residential rooms was difficult but not impossible.
My Sincere thanks to you and the team at DJI for delivering a top class turnkey fit and refurbishment out at our new office in Castle Street, 11000 sqft. The design brief was very challenging and complex in terms of the offices and was driven mostly by out centre stage IT brief which included the building of our new communication room.
In addition I want to compliment you team for a very professional design approach and implementation, both key ingredients coupled with very close cost control to deliver a finished product we are delighted with.
-Niall Shanahan, COO Cyclonis
Castle Street, Dublin 2
Design & Build