Docklands Authority Appoints Consultants for U2 Tower
The Docklands Authority has appointed a number of consultants to begin design work on the U2 Tower, the landmark tower development at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin’s Docklands that will house U2’s new recording studios.
The Docklands Authority has appointed the following consultants:
- Façade Engineer - Arup Consulting Engineers
- Fire Safety Consultant - Buro Happold
- M&E Engineer - Arup Consulting Engineers
- Project Supervisor Design Stage - Dennis Rooney Associates
- Quantity Surveyors - PKS David Langdon
- Structural Engineers - McCarthy Hyder
Additional consultants are yet to be appointed to include Project Management, Acoustics, Lighting, and Build-ability. The consultants listed above will now progress design of the U2 Tower.
Grainne Hollywood, Director of Property, Docklands Authority, said, “The U2 Tower will provide a unique and remarkable icon for Docklands and the city. The project has interest from a range of high calibre consultants. We are delighted to have appointed companies with such extensive international experience and expertise in their individual areas.”
In April 2004, following an architectural competition, the Docklands Authority appointed burdon dunne craig henry (bcdh), of Blackrock, Co Dublin, as architects for the tower. The winning design featuring a unique twisting tower was selected from well over 500 entries from across the globe. The tower is to include an exclusive recording studio for U2 on its top two floors.
The U2 Tower will be located at the end of the Grand Canal Dock peninsula. Grand Canal Dock is one of the most intensive development sites in Ireland with over 93,000m2 of commercial space and 1,200 apartments currently on site. It will also be home to the Studio Libeskind designed, Grand Canal Theatre and the 5* Le Meridian Hotel.
12th May 2005