This large multi level courts services building showcases the possibilities of our precast concrete solutions

 

MAIN CONTRACTOR NDFA, Courts Service
ARCHITECT Wilson Architects
ENGINEER Malachy Walsh & Partners
PRECAST VALUE €2.2m
ONSITE DURATION 42 weeks

 

The 7,350 sq.m building will house District, Circuit and Criminal Court sittings under one roof in a state-of-the-art central complex. The full suite of Oran Precast's products were utilised on this project. The project features a perimeter cantilevered wing beam profile in Courtrooms 1 & 6. Courtrooms 3 & 4 feature11.5m high single twin-wall panels. Multiple floor level changes, particularly at 1st floor, in addition to non-stacking walls and deep beams made this a very challenging project for Oran Precast's designers and detailers. The use of steel member supports had to be incorporated within the precast package due to the congested M&E service runs and minimal suspended ceiling zones. Temporary works design was made complicated by the fact that many of the full height courtroom walls were only braced in the permanent condition once the roof steelwork was installed.

 

The project was fuly BIM compliant.