Spencer Dock is a high-end mixed-use development in central Dublin with 616 luxurious residential apartments, retail shops, commercial properties comprising of over 300,000 m² of prime office space, 10,000 m² of green space, a five-star hotel and a grand National Conference Centre designed by Irish born American Pritzker prize-winning architect, Kevin Roche.
Our role was to develop a bespoke system of glazed and open grating balcony balustrades on a grand scale. To deliver this, we designed a set of bespoke aluminium extrusions and steel profiles that when assembled, created a robust yet aesthetic framing for both the glass and grating infill. One of our challenges was achieving a superior quality finish on the grating, so we worked with one of our suppliers who produced a special batch to tighter tolerances and higher standards as well as in modular sized units which were integrated with the balcony structures and walls.
The investment of time in system design and testing paid dividends for all stakeholders as the project was handed over on time, within budget and free of defects. Furthermore, Scott Tallon Walker Architects won several awards for the architecture of the project including Irish Commercial Development of the Year at the 2007 Irish Property Awards.