Capital Dock

Capital Dock is strategically located in the heart of Dublin’s south docklands on one of the largest undeveloped waterfront sites in the Irish capital. The new development will deliver 60,000m2 of mixed-use contemporary office, residential and retail units on a 4.8 acre site, offering a world-class visionary campus.

Project Details
  • Client

    Kennedy Wilson

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.
Seven Separate Buildings

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.

Due for Completion: mid-2018

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