Office and Commercial

Small commercial offices, retail centres to complex skyscrapers

ByrneLooby has worked on large and small commercial projects, many of which require complex engineering design and technical skills.  Our multidisciplinary experts have repurposed industrial buildings into contemporary workspaces and provided specialist substructure design for some of London’s most prominent skyscrapers, including 22 Bishopsgate and The Shard.

Post pandemic, the commercial office landscape could see many changes - office spaces may need to be more welcoming multi-purpose spaces, focusing on health, wellness and flexibility.  Other design changes that may need to be included are improved ventilation systems, carbon reduction, access to outdoors and increased natural lighting.  Our expertise can repurpose, adapt and extend existing properties within urban environments for commercial, office and residential and or cultural use.

We provided structural engineering expertise on 45 Folgate Street, which included designing and constructing a pitched roof above the original top floor to create a wonderful double-height office space. Our team provided the design for a new floor above the annexe and developed a garden roof for Bridge House, a Grade II* listed building next to London Bridge. We have also specified, supervised and managed the ground investigation for the Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin and a 19th-century warehouse converted into 80.000 ft2 office space. Our retail projects include several Paul Cafés, MOD Pizzeria’s and the Comptoir Libanais cafés. On a larger scale, ByrneLooby consulted on the development of multiple shopping complexes, including structural engineering services for the Ropewalk Shopping Centre in Nuneaton and a design and build contract for the detailed design of the refurbishment of the west wing of Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester.

We also provided geotechnical consulting on Bolands Quay, one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in Dublin's city centre in recent years. We worked with the city council to approve GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer) tie-back anchors, a first for the city.


Expertise In-Depth:
  • Adaptive Re-use
  • Asset Protection
  • BIM
  • Building services design
  • Concept Design and Master Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Conservation Advice
  • Demolition Methodologies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Facades Advice
  • Foundations, piles and Basements
  • Geotechnics
  • Green Buildings
  • Logistics
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Public Realm
  • Retrofit
  • Sustainable Design Services
  • Temporary Works
  • Total Recovery