The George’s Quay complex is located next to Dublin’s Tara Street DART station and includes one of the tallest new buildings in the city centre, with the 13 storey tower in the development looking set to become a sister tower to Liberty Hall. In terms of the overall George’s Quay development it emerges as an extension of the Financial Services Centre (IFSC) on the south side of the quays.
The George’s Quay tower was completed in autumn 2002 and has a total area of 14,376m sq of office space topped with a penthouse Conference Room which provides panoramic views over Dublin from its distinctive pyramid shaped roofs. This part of the development, known as Block A, comprises a cluster of seven towers tiered from eight storeys to thirteen storeys, with plant rooms at the 11th and 12th floors. The superstructure for Block A consists of a steel frame with steel columns and a slimdeck floor system, utilising a typical column grid of 7.2m x 7.2m throughout the towers and reinforced concrete basement below. The external cladding is a curtain walling system, bordered by natural stone faced precast concrete corner panels.
The tower roof structures are a four sided pyramid with vertical sides of rectangular hollow section steelwork with associated steelwork link roofs between towers. The glazing and louvre system over clads the steelwork to give a uniform aesthetic appearance.