Coolanagh Mixed Development, Limerick

  • Client: Development Services Limited
  • Architect: Newenham Mulligan & Associates
  • Value(€ million): 22
  • Value($ million): 30
  • Completion date: 2001
  • PUNCH services: Civil, Structural

PUNCH Consulting Engineers worked on a project at the same site in the early 1970s.  Indeed the original project was one of PUNCH’s first buildings to be redeveloped for a new purpose. Our deep knowledge of the site and the poor underlying ground conditions, and experience of the challenges of tidal water table, contributed greatly to the success of this development.

This 8-storey mixed use landmark development in Limerick City Centre includes a major retail outlet store in the heart of the city in addition to an apartment complex with spectacular views over the city.

An interesting challenge was set for PUNCH; to provide highly visible entrances for the main anchor tenant, Dunnes Stores, within the precast concrete envelope, but without compromising the structural stability of the corners of the building. PUNCH integrated their façade engineering skills with the main structural elements in this regard, including feature steel connections working sympathetically with the architectural vision required.

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