One Albert Quay

Albert Quay is the most significant new office development in Cork city centre.

The building provides high quality sustainable ‘Grade A’ office space, with an attractive glazed facade over seven storeys and is designed to Gold ‘LEED’ standards. It is situated on a unique waterfront with breath taking views of the city centre; it is at a transitional point between the City Centre and the ambitious vision of the South Docks.

The ‘single site’ approach not only allowed delivery of a strategic quantum of office based employment, it does so in a way that allows appropriate responses of architectural treatment to site conditions offered by each of the sides of the site, addressing orientation, materials, scale and views. 

Client John Cleary Developments
Location Cork, Ireland
Year 2015
Size 15,835m²

The prominent nature of this building on the river Lee’s south quays required that the façade elements, materials and the scale of circulation spaces are of the highest design quality.

This high quality treatment is utilised throughout the development, ensuring a cohesive design with a proposed layout that balances the defined requirements of the client’s aspirations with the explicit urban design characteristics and the high quality of façade treatment, in order to ensure a sustainable and attractive city centre development. 

Key Sustainable Features include Rainwater Harvesting and Treatment, Highly efficient solar reflective external glazing, intelligent BMS controls, LED lobby lighting with PIR and Lux level sensors, Solar thermal collectors and efficient heat pump technology, staff changing and utility block.

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