Receiver: Duff & Phelps
Jan 2018 to July 2018
Virtus Project Management
5th Floor, Glass House,
Henry J Lyons Architects
51–54 Pearse Street
Metec Consulting Engineers
La Valle House,
Upper Dargle Rd,
Vision Contracting Ltd. are installing new high rise External Façade Systems & Fire Remediation works to the Grove Court Complex in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Works to the facades include removal of a failed Terracotta rainscreen system and its replacement with a Weber external wall insulation system. The system includes a substantial horizontal aluminium rail fixed independently of the sheathing board, spanning the studs in the frame, Insulation boards fixed to the standoff rails along their horizontal edges. Fire breaks are provided within the system as dictated by MSA Fire Safety Consultants. Critical to the successful outcome is to ensure that the fire remediation work can be undertaken to a tight schedule without Residents vacating the entire Apartment complex. Work scope includes modifications to Smoke Ventilation System, structural opes to service cores & ventilation shafts, replacement of mechanical fire
dampers & actuators, complete upgrade of service risers both internally & externally, replacement of non-rated partitions with Shaftwall partition systems & 60 minute fire rated partitions as necessary, modifications to fire doors including decoration. The works include substantial Mechanical & Electrical upgrades, both in the Apartments & Landlord areas.
- Undertaking extensive Façade works directly over the Blanchardstown District Court Building.
- Working to a very tight schedule, closely co-ordinated for access as planned & agreed with Apartment Owners and/or Tenants.
- Working in a live Apartment complex ensuring temporary fireproofing measures were in place to meet Dublin Fire Brigade/Dublin City Council’s requirements.