The new Department of the Environment offices in Wexford are officially opened

18.06.2010

Author: Sheila Carney

Sheila is co-lead director of our London studio with expertise in the design of complex Healthcare and Laboratory projects such as Proton Beam Therapy Facilities, Radio Pharmaceutical, Cyclotron and Nuclear Medicine.

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The new Department of the Environment offices in Wexford are officially opened

 Part of the Government’s decentralisation programme, the new offices already have more than 180 staff working on the new campus, with forty additional workers due to transfer over the next three months. The 6,500sq m curved building is on a wedge-shaped site sloping towards the Slaney estuary and was designed to be eco-friendly.

Minister John Gormley congratulated architects Scott Tallon Walker and Peter Dudley, the lead architect. “I have responsibility for promoting environmental sustainability, regulating building standards and promoting architectural quality. This building gives physical expression to these policies…High quality architecture and urban design have a real place in the pursuit of sustainability. I believe this building shows how we get it right when we invest in good quality design and high building standards.”

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