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The New World Priorities for Building Interiors

The New World Priorities for Building Interiors

by Tim Evans, Managing Director, Allied   Gone are the days when a building was judged solely on its beauty. The rapid introduction of new regulations, standards, certifications and accreditations in today’s world prove that we now care about much more than aesthetics. Architects are challenged more than ever before.  Building performance means as much, if not more, than a striking façade or a shape that appears to be a feat of engineering. When did you last see a building win an architectural award without it already having a sustainable certification or its social impact being...

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APC’s Evolving Campus Campus

APC’s Evolving Campus Campus

APC’s evolving new Campus in Cherrywood’s Strategic Development Zone has been expanding since it opened in 2016. Over the past few years, Allied engaged with RKD Architects, Clancy construction and Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners Ltd Quantity Surveyors to implement Glazed Partitioning solutions and Fire Rated Screens. APC was founded in 2011 and provides process engineering services to the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. Ireland’s reputation as the world’s go-to location for pharmachem and biotech has been bolstered by the emergence of APC, an indigenous start-up that has engineered...

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Primark Headquarters

Primark Headquarters

Primark (Penneys) is now Ireland’s most valuable brand, taking over from Allied Irish Banks and Guinness to take the top spot. The Irish fast-fashion chain has climbed two spots in the Brand Finance Ireland 2020 rankings to claim the title of Ireland’s most valuable brand for the first time, after recording a 9% rise in brand value to €2.4 billion Primark’s International Headquarters spanning Mary Street to Parnell Street combines a beautiful heritage building with a modern office. Allied collaborated with MoreySmith (architect), Bennett Construction (Main Contractor) and Bruce Shaw...

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BDO Opened by Misinter for Finance

BDO Opened by Misinter for Finance

Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe officially opened BDO Chartered Accounts new offices its new offices at 103/104 O’Connell Street in Limerick City where Allied has installed Double glazed partitions and single glazed space dividers Great news for the city of Limerick with BDO also announcing a further 50 jobs to be created at the opening. Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe officially opened BDO Chartered Accounts new offices its new offices at 103/104 O’Connell Street in Limerick City where Allied has installed...

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Hubspot House LEED Platinum Certification

Hubspot House LEED Platinum Certification

Congratulations to everyone and in particular Henry J Lyons Architects for achieving a LEED Platinum rating, the highest level achievable on HubSpot House on 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Hubspot’s new Headquarters is building on great success and expansion for Hubspot in Dublin. Since opening it’s EMEA in 2013, the team and office fondly known as ‘Dubspot’ has tripled in size with commitments to further add to it’s large and successful ‘Dubspot’ family. “HubSpot House is a great space to build upon the fantastic work already achieved, and our commitment to talent growth will continue to drive...

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UCD Confucius Institute – RIAI Award

UCD Confucius Institute – RIAI Award

"Located within a complex context of various building typologies and eras, this pavilion sits calmly on the shore of the campus’ lake, integrating comfortably in its scale and form. Each elevation addresses a different context with deceptive complexities despite its apparent simplicity. Chinese cultural sensibility lies at the core of this design as represented in its spatial progression, strict geometry and attention to detail. Despite this unmistakable cultural identity, the Centre retains a subtle familiarity through its use of materials, adding to its success as a public facility...

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Department of Finance Tullamore

Department of Finance Tullamore

Our Komfort LS90 System installed in the Department of Finance in Tullamore. The system included integral blinds in combination with solid steel modules. Cherry veneered doors were used throughout, together with matching panels in the boardroom area to create aesthetic value. The Ls90 partitioning system is a flush frameless system offering the client impressive performance qualities with fire resistance of EI60 (integrity, Insulation) and acoustic attainment of up to 48dB [45 dB (Rw)] in its solid form. An exceptional building by MCOH ArchitectsOur Komfort LS90 System installed in the...

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1000 New Jobs at Amazon

1000 New Jobs at Amazon

Allied designed and installed the Atrium Glazing in Amazon’s Dublin Headquarters on Burlington road back in 2017. This week (29-July-2020) Amazon announced the creation of a further 1000 jobs Allied Ireland is proud to be involved in this exceptional building, working with Henry J Lyons Architects and John Sisk & Son Ltd contracting. This 20,000m2 building accommodating 2000 people responds to the demand for quality office space in Dublin’s city centre. Allied designed and installed the Atrium Glazing in Amazon’s Dublin Headquarters on Burlington road back in 2017. This week...

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20 Years Partnership with Forster Profile Systems – News

20 Years Partnership with Forster Profile Systems – News

Allied are celebrating 20 years of partnership with Forster Profile Systems Ltd in 2020, and are proud to have installed Fire Rated Glazed Screens in many award winning commercial buildings nationwide. One of our first projects was the exceptional UCD Health Sciences Building, beautifully designed by MOLA Architecture. By returning to each of the 3 phases of construction, Allied installed over 120 Fire Screens, making UCD Health Sciences Building one of the largest Forster projects in Ireland and the UK to date. Allied have worked with many prominent architects such as Henry J Lyons, RKD and...

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Irish Life Centre achieves LEED Gold Certification

Irish Life Centre achieves LEED Gold Certification

Allied is pleased to announce that the Irish Life Centre in Dundalk  has achieved LEED Gold Standard certification. This modern office development was also completed in compliance with NZEB and achieved a BER A3 Rating.The building is an open plan office space over three floors where. Allied has installed Komfort Polar Single and Double glazed screens with timber doors for offices and meeting spaces throughout the building. Well Done to all involved. Architect: Wejchert Architects    Main Contractor: Stewart Construction Allied is pleased to announce that the Irish Life Centre in Dundalk ...

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One South County Mastercard – News

One South County Mastercard – News

South County Campus will comprise three state of the art prestigious 5 storey HQ office buildings designed by award winning architects, TOT Architects. Komfort Polar fire rated double glazed wall systems are perfect for safety oriented applications. In One South County we have incorporated 15mm deflection heads to accommodate movement in the building. The system offers a wide range of design elements allowing you to customize your space. Fire rated double glazed partitions let you have it all: the acoustics, aesthetics and privacy of Komfort’s world-leading Polar partitioning system with the...

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Guinness Storehouse W/C Fitout

Guinness Storehouse W/C Fitout

Take a look at our WC fitout at the new Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar! Our Thrislington Flow Cubicles are finished with a gorgeous Formica soft touch matte black laminate with a yellow internal finish tying in with the new Guinness branding. The black corian troughs and custom design mirrors are the perfect compliment to this stunning washroom A fantastic project by RKD Architects. With products manufactured by ThrislingtonTake a look at our WC fitout at the new Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar! Our Thrislington Flow Cubicles are finished with a gorgeous Formica soft touch matte black...

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News UCD Tierney Building

News UCD Tierney Building

Our Imola timber partition installation at University College Dublin brings warmth and light to the award winning Tierney Administration Building which has just undergone major renovation. The Imola Timber Partitioning System offers acoustic isolation up to Rw 54dB and can be fire rated up to EI 60 (integrity / insulation). Click here for Product Profile Architect Stephen Bourke - Moloney O'Beirne Architects Our Imola timber partition installation at University College Dublin brings warmth and light to the award winning Tierney Administration Building which has just undergone major...

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Saongroup – News

Saongroup – News

Take a look at the beautiful new installation at Saongroup's offices. overlooking the grand canal docks in Dublin 2. Our Komfort single glazed Rw 38dB partitions with Komfort Sonik doors Rw 38dB are perfect in this environment creating a beautiful light filled space where you can always see the view! A fantastic fitout by Sonica. Saongroup is a world leader in online recruitment. The business began in Ireland in 1995 with just one site Irishjobs.ie. Now that they run websites across 16 countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas, Saongroup has over 300 staff around the world. Take a look at...

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RCSI York Street

RCSI York Street

Allied installed Schüco UK Limited fire rated screens including a multi-storey feature stairwell screen with EI 120 integrity and insulation allowing light to flood every level of Ireland’s deepest building, RCSI York Street. RCSI York Street is the most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre in Europe. It was voted Ireland's favourite building for 2018 The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Allied is proud to have collaborated with Henry J Lyons Architects Architects and Bennett (Construction) Ltd on this innovative and groundbreaking building. Allied designed and...

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MISA St James’s Hospital RIAI Award

MISA St James’s Hospital RIAI Award

Congratulations to the MISA in St James’s Hospital and Care Centre for receiving the 2017 RIAI Architecture Award for Best Health Building. Allied Ireland contributed as one of the contractors on the highly esteemed project. Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing is an ambitious new project on the campus of St James’s Hospital which was opened by  President Michael D Higgins in December 2016.   The project was also shortlisted for the Public Choice Award.  The €40m Mercer Institute for Successful Ageing, located on the St James’s Hospital Campus in Dublin, was completed in 2016. Allied was...

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Ballymena Health Centre RIBA Award

Ballymena Health Centre RIBA Award

Congratulations to the Ballymena Health and Care Centre for receiving a RIBA / RSUA regional award! Allied Workspace contributed as one of the contractors on the highly esteemed project. The entire project is 8000m2 The clinical departments are split across two floors and organised around the main arrival space, a large atrium and an open courtyard. This assists the building users’ orientation and allows natural daylight and ventilation to the large number of cellular spaces that make up each department. This project adds to an important collection of healthcare buildings in Northern...

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Grainstore Fit Out Award

Grainstore Fit Out Award

Congratulations to the Digital Hub on winning the “Small Office Project of the Year” award at the Fitout Awards for the Grainstore Building. Allied Workspace supplied and installed Fire Rated Atrium Glazing and Double Glazed Screens as part of the project. The Grainstore – is a four-storey, 10,650 square feet, former grain store for a 19th century whiskey distillery that has been redeveloped in to new office space at The Digital Hub.

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DIT’s Grangegorman major award

DIT’s Grangegorman major award

DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman has been awarded the President’s Special Award by the Royal Town Planning Institute ( RTPI). The RTPI is the largest planning institute in Europe and the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning. In order to recognise long term outstanding achievement in planning, the RTPI offers its President’s Special Award. The award is made to a planning organisation, team, office, or individual to recognise their contribution to planning achievement. First awarded in 2000, the Award is not necessarily given every year. The last one was...

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Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

Allied Workspace Completes Installation of Fire Rated  Atrium Glazing at New Research Facility. The new Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, next to the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB), is an interdisciplinary research facility. It is the latest phase in the configuration of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast and is designed to enhance its internationally recognised excellence in education and research. The Institute has an internal area of 9,000m², providing accommodation for some 330 members of staff...

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Eircom Network Management Centre

Eircom Network Management Centre

Eircom is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland. The Network Management Centre is the critical nerve centre from which the country’s telecommunications network is monitored and managed around the clock, with associated office accommodation for almost 600 technical support staff. As part of an extensive refurbishment project of the second floor office area, Allied Workspace was successful in securing the contract to supply and install a new Double Glazed Partition Wall (with integrated venetian blinds) and Double Glazed Acoustic  Door complete...

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Twitter European Headquarters

Twitter European Headquarters

Allied Workspace delivered a professional service from start to finish, with the  resulting layout and design meeting Twitter's requirements exactly and complementing the company's corporate image. Social network giant Twitter recently expanded its European headquarters located in Dublin's prestigious George's Quay Plaza with the addition of 100 new employees in the area of sales, human resources, finance, marketing, engineering and user services. The expansion solidifies Dublin's position as Twitter's second largest site globally. Allied Workspace supplied and installed the following...

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Digilock PIN Code Lockers for Croke Park, Dublin

Digilock PIN Code Lockers for Croke Park, Dublin

The Etihad Skyline tour is one of the newest visitor attractions in Dublin providing panoramic views of the city from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium. Experienced tour guides take visitors to a walkway 44 metres above ground level to view the sights and learn more about Ireland’s vibrant capital city. The tour includes five observation platforms as well as a walkway suspended over the pitch which provides an unrivalled look at the country’s most famous stadium, with a capacity of 82,300. To enable visitors to securely store their belongings while doing the tour, Allied Workspace...

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Allied Workspace completed the project to the agreed schedule, with the Royal College of Surgeons delighted with the finished result. Komfort Single Glazed "Polar" was the partitioning system of choice for the Royal College of Surgeons new School of Pharmacy located off St Stephens Green, Dublin. Transforming the existing space from ‘shell and core’ condition, the frameless glass partition system with a 33dB(Rw) acoustic performance rating has created a bright and vibrant mix of open plan office and break out areas to meet the growing needs of the department. The project was interwoven with...

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Trinity College Dublin, Biosciences Building

Trinity College Dublin, Biosciences Building

Trinity College Dublin's new Biosciences Institute provides research support facilities as well as additional third level teaching and accommodation. The €131 million eleven-storey development (35,000 sq. m.) adds to a corridor of academic activity and public interaction along Pearse Street in Dublin's city centre, providing new social spaces, commercial areas, and improved access to public transport. The new facility brings more than 900 researchers together in one building with the common goal of addressing major challenges in health and disease through leading edge scientific research....

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Avolon Aerospace, Fast Track Fitout

Avolon Aerospace, Fast Track Fitout

Allied Workspace successfully completed a fast track fit-out for Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited at The Oval office, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge. The installation of Polar Vision Glazed Office Partitions for the aviation leasing company was to cater for their rapid expansion which comprised an additional 1,000sqm of office space. The client brief was primarily staff focused: to provide contemporary, bright and attractive office accommodation and support areas to attract and retain their workforce and to meet the needs of Avolon's expanding business. The reception zone and its associated...

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Analog Devices, LEED Certified Building

Analog Devices, LEED Certified Building

Analog Devices is a multi-national company that develops and manufactures integrated circuits. Their European corporate headquarters is in Raheen, Limerick, where they employ over 1200 people in design, wafer fabrication, testing and marketing. The company has invested €50m in a new state-of-the-art European Research and Development Centre in Limerick that will accommodate up to 600 design engineers. .  The building itself is designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Allied Workspace installed a range of glazed acoustic partitions for offices...

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National Maternity Hospital

National Maternity Hospital

Merrion Fetal Care located at No.60 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, is a newly opened National Maternity Hospital facility delivering prenatal ultrasound, private consultant and fertility services. The Georgian houses at Nos. 58-61 Lower Mount Street, for many years in the occupation of the adjoining National Maternity Hospital, had stood in a neglected condition at the north-eastern corner of Merrion Square. Here they are as depicted in Dublin Civic Trust’s Wasting Assets survey back in 2000. Following an extensive renovation, the group of four houses now exhibit on a large scale the...

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Allied Project Shortlisted for Award

Allied Project Shortlisted for Award

ON Semiconductor's new Research and Development Centre in Limerick has been shortlisted for Interior Architectural Project of the Year, in the 2014 Irish Building & Design Awards. EML Architects were designers and team leaders for the project, which included open plan offices for 60 design engineers, a test laboratory, conference and meeting rooms and canteen. As part of the office fit-out, Allied Workspace supplied and installed acoustically-rated KOMFORT Polar Double Glazed Office Partitions to 48dB (Rw) and timber doors with a 35dB (Rw) rating. The Minister for Finance, Michael...

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AIB’s The Lab wins at Efma Awards

AIB’s The Lab wins at Efma Awards

Allied Irish Bank has won the Physical Distribution category of the Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards in Paris, France, for The Lab located within Dundrum Shopping Centre. Allied Workspace completed the fit out of both single glazed and double glazed partitions and doors for this award-winning project. The Lab is a new store from AIB, the first of its kind. It aims to provide a learning and research environment focusing on helping customers get the most from the current and forthcoming banking services. The Lab will bring AIB’s leading edge technologies together in a...

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BREEAM Design Rating for Allied Project

BREEAM Design Rating for Allied Project

The design of the Science East project for University College Dublin has achieved a BREEAM rating of “Excellent” and is one of the first scientific buildings in the Irish educational sector to achieve this rating.   The gross floor area of the proposed development is 8,427 square metres (90,707 square feet) of which 2,309 square metres (24,854 square feet) is retained floorspace and 6,118 square metres (65,854 square feet) is new floor space. The development is set to house a mix of commercial, retail, restaurant and high end residential units. The frameless partitioning system is performing...

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Digilock Lockers for Microsoft

Digilock Lockers for Microsoft

Microsoft Ireland recently awarded Allied Workspace the contract to supply and install 265 employee lockers featuring the secure code-operated  “Digilock” locking system. The four tier single compartment lockers provide total security for personal effects with a simple 4-digit user code. The interface also contains a key slot to operate locks with an ADA user key. Lock installations are easily managed with Digilock’s unique programming key and manager bypass key system. Digilock features: All metal lock housing with or without integral pull handle Standard, vertical and horizontal body...

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Intel award Allied contract for staff lockers

Intel award Allied contract for staff lockers

Allied Workspace, Ireland’s number 1 locker supplier, has been awarded the contract to supply and install 915 2-door and 3-door personnel lockers for their IR6 Building in Leixlip, County Kildare. Located within Intel’s state-of-the-art 30,000m2 building, the individual staff lockers are fitted with the keyless “Digilock” Electronic Locking System, for which Allied are agents for the system in Ireland. Digilock is an electronic combination lock that has been designed to provide a high security keyless locking solution for lockers and cabinets. The locking system instantly eliminates the...

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Allied Workspace with The Clontarf Blitz

Allied Workspace with The Clontarf Blitz

The Clontarf Blitz was one of the biggest and most successful mini rugby festivals with over 112 teams participating from around Ireland. Ranging in ages from Under 6 to under 12. It was great to see so many boys and girls taking part and enjoying themselves. Allied wishes them all the best of luck for the future and hope that they all had a great weekend.

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ALLIED Komfort Exclusivity in Ireland

ALLIED Komfort Exclusivity in Ireland

Allied Workspace is delighted to announce a new and exciting strategic partnership with Komfort Workspace, Europe’s largest designers and manufacturers of space dividing products for the office, health and education markets. The company produces a range of partition systems, fire rated screens, timber doorsets and mobile walls. Combining engineering, innovation and performance, its systems have been specified on some of the most prestigious office fit-out projects throughout the UK and Ireland. This new relationship is a natural fit with Allied Workspace, a well-established specialist office...

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St. Anne’s Convent

St. Anne’s Convent

Allied Workspace completed the installation of fire rated structural glass floors to the first and second floors as part of the new construction work at St Anne’s Convent, Booterstown. St Anne’s Convent, dating back to 1760, is located off Booterstown Avenue in Dublin, between the Church of the Assumption and St Andrew’s College. The project involved the restoration of a grouping of protected structures and the construction of two new extensions. New circulation spaces are located at the junction of the protected structures and the new north extension, allowing the distinction between old...

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Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Aviation Authority

Allied Workspace completed the fit out of the IAA’s new Headquarters in D’Olier Street, Dublin with the installation of our leading edge frameless double glazed partition system with both swing and sliding glass doors. The gross floor area of the proposed development is 8,427 square metres (90,707 square feet) of which 2,309 square metres (24,854 square feet) is retained floorspace and 6,118 square metres (65,854 square feet) is new floor space. The development is set to house a mix of commercial, retail, restaurant and high end residential units. The frameless partitioning system is...

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Dublin Criminal Courts

Dublin Criminal Courts

Allied Workspace installed mechanically operated mobile shelving for the storage of lever arch and box files in various banks in this prestigious building. The system is regarded as the easiest system to operate due to its ability to move 4800kg of weight with 1kg of force. The Criminal Courts Complex was the largest courts project undertaken in the State since the building of the Four Courts itself. The 10 storey high building has 22 double height courtrooms, 16 of which are jury courts. Designed by Henry J Lyons Architects, the building will be an exemplar of sustainable design and was...

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Glasnevin Trust Museum

Glasnevin Trust Museum

Allied Workspace completed the fitout of fire rated screens to lobby and atrium areas at the Glasnevin Trust Museum in 2010. The Museum, operated by Glasnevin Trust, is a self-funded €11m museum showcasing the social, historical, political and artistic development of modern Ireland through the lives of the 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery – Ireland’s national necropolis – including Daniel O’Connell, Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins. The three storey museum hosts three main feature exhibits and a restaurant: The City of the Dead an immersive exhibition in the basement of the...

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LEED-certified commercial interior fit out at Citigroup

LEED-certified commercial interior fit out at Citigroup

Allied Workspace is proud to have delivered a LEED-certified commercial interior fit out at Citigroup's new Head Quarters in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. Allied successfully installed 6 floors of double glazed partitions and frameless glazed doors at Citigroup’s Gateway Offices. The 110,000 sq ft fit out for the US giant was delivered under a strict rating system set by the US Green Building’s Council; LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) aims to substantially reduce the negative environmental impacts and reverse the trend of unsustainable construction activities.  As a major...

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