• 28 November 2016

Capital Dock

The unique urban quarter’s stunning views of the River Liffey and Grand Canal Dock will soon be home to 35,000m2 of office space and 190 high-quality multi-family units, including a 23-storey residential tower which will be the tallest in Dublin.

The planned Dodder Bridge, to be delivered by Dublin City Council, will considerably enhance transport links to the Capital Dock site, strengthening the development as one of the most accessible sites of the city. The Port Tunnel will provide access to Dublin Airport, the M50 peripheral motorway and main suburbs of the capital on both sides of the Liffey.

We are delighted to have been appointed by Kennedy Wilson to provide civil and structural engineering services and construction related health and safety advisory services on the project, assisting in the creation of a new vision in Dublin’s thriving central business district. Having worked with Kennedy Wilson on setting new standards for rented accommodation on projects in London and Ireland, our team is confident of its ability to meet our client’s goal of providing an exceptional standard of work, living and leisure accommodation at Capital Dock.


The Capital Dock development will consist of seven separate buildings, ranging from three to 23 storeys, and a new public square – all constructed over a two-level basement. The development is bound on the north by the Liffey; on the east by the confluence of the Liffey and Dodder plus the Grand Canal; and to the south and west by existing development.


The office accommodation will be two eight-storey and one seven-storey buildings with roof terraces. Two of these buildings will comprise steel frame structures with slim floor beams and composite deck floors, designed to allow for maximum flexibility for internal sub-division. The structural steel required for these two buildings is 2,200 tonnes. The third building will be a concrete framed structure with post-tensioned concrete floors, constructed over existing retained structures below ground level.


Three residential buildings; seven storeys in height, 10 storeys and the third a 23 storey feature tower at the north east corner of the site, will be reinforced concrete framed buildings with post-tensioned concrete floors. These buildings will also provide retail, café and community services facilities at ground level, and will include resident amenity services at first floor, including gym, cinema room, conservatory, residents lounge and business and management suites.

A three-storey pavilion building will accommodate two restaurants, overlooking the Liffey on one side and the new public square on the other.

Paul O’Connell, Managing Director of Waterman Moylan, commented; “We are very pleased to be working with Kennedy Wilson on this prestigious project, which, when complete, will raise the bar for high quality and professionally managed residential and commercial property in Dublin.”

Peter McKenna, Head of Development Europe, Kennedy Wilson Europe said; “The scale and flexibility of the campus offering will enable companies to grow their business in a unique worldclass setting where the integration of prime office, luxury living spaces with signature residential amenities, and accompanying restaurants, leisure and retail will make Capital Dock a soughtafter destination.”

The office space is due to be delivered at Capital Dock from late next year, followed by the residential apartments from mid-2018.

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