The Horgan’s Quay development consists of a 36,981m² office block, a 136-bed hotel, and a combined total of 260 apartments for rent. There will also be significant retail accommodation, including the refurbishment of existing protected structures.
EDC have been appointed as Lead MEP designers for public realm services including Lighting, Security, and Utilities, as well as MEP consultants on the office quarter and residential quarter. These elements account for approx. 75% of the overall development.
The MEP design completed by EDC takes into account the challenges of modern-day building, where a balance has to be achieved between thermal performance and airtightness, and comfort levels within the space. To ensure that the building does not overheat, particularly in areas where there are higher levels of glazing and internal gains, adequate means of limiting summertime temperatures will be implemented. External shading in the form of window reveals and overhangs, and solar performance glazing will be considered in the façade design to assist in the reduction of overheating. A software simulation will be carried out to determine the reductions required and will assist in establishing the most appropriate measures for reducing solar gains.
- Natural ventilation and overheating risk
- Natural daylight distribution
- Regulatory Compliance Assessments for Part L
- Energy performance Assessments for LEED
- Building energy use
- MEP Plant and Equipment Selections