One Albert Quay named Commercial Project of the Year
A construction project built on an innovative, permanent steel sheet pile basement foundation has been named “Commercial Project of the Year” at the Irish Construction Industry Awards 2016.
One Albert Quay is a prestigious, seven storey office development with riverside frontage, in Cork City Centre, developed by JCD and built by BAM Building. Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd were tasked with the design and construction of a permanent steel sheet pile, double storey basement. The permanent basement was to provide over 130 car park spaces as well as building facilities for the development. Additionally, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd supplied the steel sheet piles and associated bracing works, then installed the steel sheet piles using the latest silent, vibration free Giken Sheet Pile Press technology.
One Albert Quay has become known as one of Ireland’s smartest buildings and features some of the latest technology available, such as destination control lifts and an extensive building management system linking access control, energy efficiency and real-time building data.
JCD project manager Martin O’Brien commented: “It is a great privilege to win this national award and we would like to complement our building contractor, BAM Building, for delivering an excellent building on time and on budget”.
BAM Building project manager Pat Connolly added “We are delighted to have won this award and to have delivered such a high profile building at such a unique riverside location in Cork.”
Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd managing director Andrew Cotton said “We were delighted that One Albert Quay was named Commercial Project of the Year. It’s a fantastic showcase for all involved, particularly for our innovative, permanent sheet pile basement solutions.”
One Albert Quay is now home to the global headquarters of Tyco and a number of other tenants including PwC, Hortonworks, Malwarebytes, ARUP, Ardmore Shipping, Investec and Starbucks.
You can read more about this project in our Permanent Sheet Pile Basement Case Studies.- Ends -
NOTES TO EDITORS
Sheet Piling (UK) Limited is one of the UK's leading piling contractors. Owning and operating a comprehensive range of specialist piling equipment Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd also carry extensive stocks of new and used piles enabling rapid reaction to any urgent requirements or emergency situations.