• Client: Medtronic Inc.
  • Architect: Cullen Payne Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Noel Farrell & Associates
  • Duration: April 2012 - April 2013
  • Contract value: €4.85M
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The development consists of the construction to the North east of existing Medtronic Building 2 of a new two storey extension over a partial basement, measuring 2498m² in area and containing on the ground floor, a central atrium with a reception area, luggage store, kitchenette and interactive communication hub, surrounded by a Customer Innovation Centre containing meeting rooms, a research and development suite and ancillary facilities.

The works also included:

  • On the first floor further meeting rooms, cellular and open plan offices and support facilities, with plant in the partial basement
  • A two storey link corridor connecting the new centre with Building 2
  • The demolition of the steps and ramp at the entrance
  • The reconfiguration of its double height entrance into a refreshment space on its ground floor
  • The insertion of a meeting room on the new first floor
  • Associated Mechanical, Electrical and Lift Services
  • Retaining the current allocation of 408 car parking spaces on the site but adjusting it to create 5 spaces for disabled persons
  • Covered bicycle stands
  • External signage
  • New hard and soft landscaping
  • Drainage and surface water attenuation, etc.

JJ Rhatigan and Company received the Irish Building & Design Award 2014 for Sustainable/Green Project of the Year for this project. The project also received a LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council.

NSAI carried out Environmental Audit I.S. EN ISO 14001:2004 and noted that “ Significant improvements have been made to the systematic integration of EMS controls within core business and site management through adoption of LEED principles in a systematic manner.