The former Irish Times Building is an important historic landmark at the threshold to O’Connell Street and Temple Bar, in the heart of Dublin City Centre, where Georgian elegance meets 21st century design to create a modern office environment. The tastefully restored Georgian houses fronting onto D’Olier Street, are linked to a newly constructed modern office block on Fleet Street via an impressive four storey glazed atrium. The development is a mix of commercial, retail, restaurant and high-end residential units, with an underground basement that is used for car parking, plant and storage.

Project Requirements

A cost proven watertight solution was required for constructing the basement in the heart of Dublin, an area where space was at a premium.

Our Solution

To achieve this, Structural Engineers Barrett Mahoney specified the BBA approved Sika® Watertight Concrete System. The system incorporates state-of-the-art Sika concrete admixtures and has been successfully keeping water both in and out of structures for over 50 years. To complete the system, construction joints were sealed with the SikaSwell® jointing system which consists of joint sealing profiles that expand on contact with water to seal any voids between adjoining concrete section.

The Sika® Watertight Concrete System was an ideal choice on this project as the overdig requirement is kept to a minimum, allowing the maximum usable space for the basement. Kilsaran Concrete supplied over 1,000 cubic meters of Sika® Watertight Concrete to the project.

Products Used

Sika® Watertight Concrete System

Project Participants

Barrett Mahoney

P Elliotts

Concrete Supplier
Kilsaran Concrete