South Gates - Dublin Airport | Dublin Airport | 2018

New Passenger Boarding Zone for Dublin Airport.

This project was completed as part of multiple projects across the airport to aid capacity requirements due to increased passenger’s numbers and future growth.

The works involved the construction of a number of new buildings and the complete refurbishment existing structures. There were certain elements of the structure which were demolished. The works included provision of new vertical circulation cores around the existing pier 2 pavilion, linking at upper floors to the main pier and terminal 1 buildings via an glazed link with structural steel supports. The works also included the re-configuration of the upper floor to achieve a segregated route along the south façade linking to a new vertical circulation core to the Garda National Immigration Bureau at ground level. Works on the Airfield, civils and substructures, steel superstructure cladding in a composite panel, structural alterations to the existing building; a number of internal fit-outs of new retail, food and beverage offerings, as well as the relocation of tenants generally and new toilet core facilities. All Works were phased to minimise impact to Airport Operations and completed while ensuring a live operating pier was maintained. M&E installations were a significant part of the works on this project. There were 5 passenger lifts installed and 1 escalator. There was a need for live interfaces with current airport M&E systems. There was new air conditioning units, grilles, condensers, boiler and AHU Units also installed. Our Technical Services team worked closely with the design team on all aspects of the M&E installations and commissioning.

There was an additional building constructed as part of this project. The South Gates building was a new build section and included a high-end fit-out of retail outlets as well as seating and lounges for passengers. There was a significant glazing package included. This structural glazing was a key feature of this refurbishment and new build project. All new drainage systems were put in place to accommodate the extension and new build structure. The South Gates building consists of a passenger waiting area, 5 No. passenger gates and ancillary accommodation, including toilets, electrical, mechanical and digital services rooms and also a food and beverage facility. An internal ‘swing gate’ security arrangement was also installed to accommodate arrivals and/or departures as required by the airlines using this facility. Physical segregation of arriving and departing passengers is a customs requirement at Dublin Airport. The building was fitted out to an appropriate standard for an International airport in terms of Thermal performance, lighting, security, fire, accessibility and sustainability. The five boarding points were provided with Gate Desks fitted out to a standard as required to allow normal airport boarding operations including boarding card readers, boarding card printers, GIDS etc. All standard airport Digital requirements were provided including CCTV, Access Control, WiFi, DAS Radio/Cellular etc. Seating was also installed in the hold area adjacent to each gate, quantities of which will be consistent with ICAO recommendations.

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Cormac McKenna

Cormac McKenna

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