Dublin

Burlington House

A BESPOKE SOLUTION FOR COMPLEX GEOLOGY AND TIGHT CONSTRAINT CRITERIA

The Burlington House project is a development of a modern high quality office scheme in the centre of Dublin’s prime commercial district. ByrneLooby completed the enabling works design to allow for the construction of the double level basement (from 7.6m to 10.1m deep) as part of the overall proposed development.

Two sides of the proposed basement were located adjacent to a hotel and car park ramp and so the design needed to meet specified tight constraint criteria. One specific challenge ByrneLooby faced was the cantilever section, comprising of an 8 metre double height cantilever on the perimeter wall. This was overcome by designing a combined secant wall and internal liner wall section to maximise structural stiffness.

Ground conditions on site were typical of the Dublin area with Made Ground overlying Dublin Boulder Clay overlying Strong Limestone Rock. While this complex geology would have traditionally required slower bored piling techniques, our bespoke configuration allowed for faster CFA techniques to be employed, therefore significantly reducing the time required to complete this project.

TEAM EXPERIENCE

Padraig, Project Engineer

“Working on the Burlington Road project gave me excellent experience in large scale basement construction in Dublin and provided me with both challenging and enjoyable experiences throughout the design process. This basement had one of the largest footprints in recent times in Dublin and I was delighted to be able to get the chance to contribute to the final robust and effective solution.”

Project Photos