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SDG were proud to work with Platt and Reilly on the Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin City

  • Main Contractor –Platt and Reilly
  • Architect – Henry J Lyons Architects
  • Date of construction – February 2017
Project Summary

The prestigious Central Bank of Ireland opened its doors in 2017, after a successful delivery through Walls Construction and Henry J Lyons Architects. The new Central Bank of Ireland Headquarters reflects a renewed and revitalised institution. Its distinct profile reflects the surrounding maritime setting, commanding a strong presence in the docklands area.

The transformation of the building’s interior blends flexible open plan offices, with a variety of collaborative working spaces. This renewed design, works to create an innovative working landscape for the Banks 1,450 employees.

The Challenge

Standing at 8 stories tall, with a total floor area in excess of 22,000m², the sheer volume of internal space raised concerns regarding noise levels. With the number of employees and visitors on site at any one time, noise levels were of a concern at an early design stage.

SDG were proud to work with Platt and Reilly, to provide a designed acoustic ceiling system from our key partners, Vogl Germany.

Our Solution

VOGLFUGE® acoustic ceilings meet the highest demands in terms of function and aesthetics in moderns high grade buildings. In highly frequented areas, such ceiling systems serve as sound absorbers, cooling element and eye catcher at the same time.

Unlike conventional ceiling solutions, errors in the installation are immediately visible and correctable at an early stage.

The Results

The unique joint technology of VoglFuge offers maximum reliability for installation, resulting in:

  • Quick mounting of panels – “edge-to-edge”
  • No more complex aligning of panels
  • Quickest possible joint finishing with the unique VoglFuge strip
  • Significant time saving due to short installation and drying times
  • Mximum crack resistance
  • Less dust and moisture

This is where the VoglFuge® system comes into play, a system which achieves acoustic design ceilings quickly, economically and with the most reliability during installation for guaranteed results.


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