Irish Office of Public Works Headquarters Unveiled

19 April 2010 (Last Updated April 19th, 2010 18:30)

The new headquarters of the Irish Office of Public Works at Trim, County Meath, Ireland, has been unveiled. Costing €32.2m ($43.3m) the building includes an exhibition space, archive storage, library, canteen and support functions. The 8,325m² circular scheme compri

The new headquarters of the Irish Office of Public Works at Trim, County Meath, Ireland, has been unveiled.

Costing €32.2m ($43.3m) the building includes an exhibition space, archive storage, library, canteen and support functions.

The 8,325m² circular scheme comprises four storeys and features a full-height atrium, a civic plaza and a 9,225m² car park building.

The central atrium features a suspended bridge that crosses the atrium, linking the various sections.

Boasting an A3 energy rating, the building has employed several energy and water-efficient sustainable strategies.

Bennett Construction served as the contractor of the scheme, which took two years to complete, according to the Department of Public Works.