Diageo, Project Phoenix

delivery of a robust design was required for the success of this project

ByrneLooby were responsible for the foundation designs involved in Diageo’s €150m upgrade works of the Guinness Brewery. 

The upgrade includes a new 10,800m2 yard slab which we designed before supervising its installation. We developed a construction methodology to allow our client to progress the programme quickly while also allowing them the confidence to be sure the employer’s requirements were being met. The process involved splitting the area into 18 bays and proof-rolling, testing and assessing the appropriate formation thickness before moving onto the next bay.

As part of the construction of the new brewhouse on the site, we carried out the design and compliance testing of its new 200mm reinforced concrete slab and formation layers. Our design factored in the future heavy loading from HGVs and the keg storage areas delivering a robust design for our client. . 

Scope of project

  • Part of Diageo’s €130m upgrade of the Guinness Brewery
  • Involved the design and supervision of the installation of a 10,000m2 new concrete yard slab
  • Our installation methodology allowed the site to be live during construction, splitting the slab into 18 bays and verifying each section before proceeding.
  • Responsible for the design and compliance testing of a 200mm foundation slab and formation layers for the new brewhouse at the site.

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