Spencer Dock is a 11.7 hectare site in Dublin’s north docklands, which was masterplanned by STW to accommodate a mix of commercial and residential uses. Our developer client sought a high quality commercial office development with an emphasis on flexibility to maximise future options for single or multiple tenancies subdivided either vertically or horizontally. The integration of retail units at street level was also a planning requirement to animate the urban street with its new light rail line.
While presenting as a unified composition, this six storey office building is planned as two blocks with separate entrances, reception areas, lifts, toilets and stair cores in keeping with the client brief.
The facades, comprising elegantly proportioned storey height unitised curtain wall elements, create an understated, yet pleasing, street frontage.
The internal developer specification finishes and fixtures are of the highest quality in light of the calibre of tenant the building was designed to attract.
The building provides over 13,000sqm of office accommodation, with another 850 sq.m of retail space at ground level. The requirement to maximise flexibility of future tenancy arrangements was achieved with little detriment to efficiency metrics, which still record a net:gross ratio of 77%.
The building fulfilled the client’s brief and succeeded in attracting a range of high profile tenants, including the Irish Central Bank.