SAP Regional Office Headquarters and Call Centre

Key facts

Client: SAP Ireland
Value: 10m
Contractor: Heron Brothers Ltd

Services Provided

  • Project Management
  • Bid Management
  • Project Programming
  • Construction Advice

Sectors

  • Commercial & Retail

2M Associates provided Project Management Services for this development by Heron Property in Galway, Republic of Ireland.

The project was secured by Heron Property as a result of a competitive tender in the form of a bid for the cost of rent over a defined lease period and also on a quality submission. Following management of the bid stage 2M Associates Limited managed the design development process for Heron Bros and this process culminated in the project going to site on the basis of the agreed project deliverables.

The building received an RIAI excellence award and  is comprised of 50,000 sq. ft. state of the art offices and call centre accommodation and is constructed with traditional concrete pad foundations and concrete ring-beam, complete with sub-floor and full radon protection. The building generally is formed in 2 wings constructed of insitu reinforced concrete frame suspended wide span pre-cast structural floors, with structural topping and mastic asphalt roof. The envelope is completed with a series of windows and ventilation boxes and a specialist glazed atrium, spanning between the two structures.

The building apart from the comms. room does not have air-conditioning, and uses a combination of thermal massivity of the concrete frame with the North/South orientation of the building to heat and cool the building by controlling the volume and nature of the air in-take to the building and the volume and nature of exhaust air taken out of the building through the central atrium.

The central atrium at all times has the same conditions as the external environment, with a tolerance of + or – 2 degrees.