Grifols International Logistics Centre

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Grifols International Logistics Centre

Dublin

The Brief

System Used: 

TB50 SG Curtain Wall & TB50 SG CFA Glass Fins

Location:  

Dublin

Client:  

Stewart Construction 

Architect:  

PM Group

 

 

Grifols European headquarters and International logistics centre is located in Grange Castle Business Park in West Dublin.

This impressive development consists of a sophisticated ASRS (Automated Storage & Retrieval System) to assist in the storage and retrieval of products in the freezer and cold-rooms. It also includes a new high-end warehouse, laboratories, cleanroom packaging, logistics building, and a fully glazed, high-end office facility.

Designed by PM Group, Grifols was built in two phases. Phase 1 is a 240,000 sq. ft. building comprising of full logistics centre, with a three-storey office space. Phase 2 is a 200,000 sq. ft. biopharmaceutical process facility extension to the existing logistics building, which will be connected by way of a glazed link corridor.

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System Used: TB50 SG Curtain Wall

Phase one, Grifols logistics centre and office space features 48,000 sq.ft. of our TB50 structurally glazed curtain wall systemTB50 SG Curtain Wall with seamlessly integrated concealed frame awning windows. The external facade features vertical glass fins, designed in the corporate blue Grifols color.

Curtain Wall Ventilation Solutions

Our structurally glazed concealed frame awnings were installed to add ventilation to the internal environment of the building. They fit seamlessly into our TB50 SG curtain wall system, providing a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing finish.

The eco-friendly aluminum glazing profiles used on Grifols were produced using recycled materials and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards.

Grifols external link corridor

Multi-Award Winning Grifols Development

The multi-award winning Grifols development won the Manufacturing Facility of the Year 2016 and the “Be Inspired” RIAI award recognising the building’s attractive design, industrial architecture, and use of materials particularly the juxtaposition of different elements and the handling of the office facades.

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Alexion Pharmaceutical

Dublin

The Brief

System Used: TB50 SG Curtain Wall & TB50 SG CFA

Location:  

Dublin

Client:  

Stewart Construction & Conack Construction

Architect:  PM Group

 

 

Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialisation of life-transforming therapeutic products. 

Their new 215,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility in Blanchardstown, West Dublin is the first ever Alexion biologics manufacturing facility outside the United States.
This €450 million investment is one of the largest investments in healthcare in the history of the Irish state.

Built in two phases, phase one spans over 129,000 sq.ft. and incorporates the main office and administration building. The second phase, featuring a 98 ft. high shard, was built as a bulk drug substance manufacturing facility. 

 

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System Used: TB50 SG Curtain Wall

Our TB50 SG curtain wall system was installed on phase one and two of the Alexion pharmaceutical development. The office and administration building at phase one, also features our TB50 Concealed Frame Awnings.

Curtain Wall Ventilation Solutions

Our structurally glazed concealed frame awnings were installed to add much-needed ventilation to the office and administration building at phase 1 of this development.  They fit seamlessly into our TB50 SG curtain wall system, providing a streamlined, aesthetically pleasing finish.

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About Alexion

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University of Limerick

The Brief

System Used: 

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TB50 SG CFA

23 ft. High Glass Fins

Location:

University of Limerick

Client: 

BAM

Architect: 

RKD Architects 

 

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The dynamic new building was designed by RKD Architects and has been dramatically reimagined and extended to 81,800 sq. ft. with a sequence of interlinked, beautifully proportioned spaces with large curtain wall screens and windows increasing the natural light.

copper facade with large glazing

System Used: TB50 SG Curtain Wall

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The Brief

Certifications:
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Location:
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Size:
14,148 m² (152,290 ft²)
Client:
Oxford Properties Group

 

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just steps from the historic Gastown District, is 402 Dunsmuir. This LEED Gold development is the newest addition to anchor tenant Amazon’s office space in BC.

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Design Requirements

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Architecturally, the building’s thick mullions are designed to emulate classic warehouse design, perfectly complimented with the black external finish. It provides a beautiful contrast to the neighbouring Holy Rosary Cathedral, respectfully combining old and new. 

The Challenge

“The challenge is to maintain engagement with the city’s past while propelling it into the future through the design of a social space for innovation that responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities” – B + H Architects.

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