Project Wave


Project Wave, a €111m commercial and residential scheme on the north side of the River Liffey, is one of the largest commercial developments in Dublin. When complete it will provide in excess of 50,000sq m of office space as well as more than 250 apartments.

Project Wave is being built on the site of a partially complete legacy project from the last economic crisis having been initially commenced around 2008. ByrneLooby were presented with a number of challenges due to the original foundations and original secant pile retaining wall being in existence on the site. We were tasked with revising the existing substructure and to design additional pile foundations to complete the works.

With the previous foundation solution having been developed back in 2008, changes in codes of practice in the interim, along with a new development proposal, meant that ByrneLooby needed to approach the project differently in order to get maximum value from the legacy foundations. A program of in-situ testing was developed in order to optimise capacity of the piles for the new development and align the design with the Euro Codes. We successfully developed efficient design solutions and realised significant cost and program savings for our client.


Keith, Project Geotechnical Engineer

“Project Wave has given me the opportunity to challenge myself on a large scale high value project. I enjoyed the challenge of interpreting historic pile load testing data, new testing data and comparing the results to designs based on the site investigation data. As an engineer tasked with undertaking numerous pile designs, understanding the benefits and efficiencies in design that can be achieved when using this hybrid approach has been very beneficial to my development as a geotechnical engineer. Learning from this project will enhance my ability to deliver cost effective solutions to our clients.”

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