International real estate advisor Savills has announced that construction of The Reflector – an office building on Hanover Quay and Grand Canal Dock – has commenced.
The €100m building will be an office and residential building situated in Dublin’s central business district, due for completion in 2018.
The Reflector is being developed by Park Developments Group and upon completion of The Reflector, the office element of the scheme could comfortably accommodate in excess of 1,000 employees.
The building can be split in to two distinct wings, both with their own terraces. The floor plates have been specifically designed to maximise the space along the south facing, waterfront, which has an eye-catching design by leading architects BKD incorporating mesh panels in a waterfall formation. Leading Irish construction company Sisk has been appointed as the building contractor.
The development will also incorporate 40 exclusive luxury apartments and a single retail/restaurant unit, all of which is also due for completion in 2018.
Andrew Cunningham from Savills commented: “The integration of The Reflector with the existing dock-front buildings will create dynamic new relationships between old and new within the waterfront context. The Reflector offers Grade A sustainable and energy efficient office space, fantastic natural light, and great views, making it a top class working environment.”
Michael Ennis from BKD added: “The building elevations will include a dynamic facade design with a pixelated cascading metal outer skin to reflect the southern site aspect and the waterside location. This will consist of high quality bronze coloured mesh panels suspended in front of the clear glazing systems.”