2 Grand Parade





Henry J Lyons

Project Manager

Virtus Project Management

Quantity Surveyor

Virtus Cost Management

Civil Structural Engineers


Project Size

Approx 16,000 sq.m

Project Status

Detailed Design

Project Description

The redevelopment of 2 Grand Parade for Hines, will consist of approx. 16,000m2 (GIA) of Grade A commercial office space which includes the renovation of the existing listed building, originally known as the O’Carrolls Building which faces onto the Grand Canal. The existing building is being extended southwards with a further ~10,000m2 of commercial office space including 7 levels glazed and naturally ventilated atrium.

Ethos Input

The original brief for this development was to achieve LEED Gold accreditation. However, Ethos Sustainability worked with Hines to help identify how Platinum could be achieved which is now the new target for this project.

Unique / Key Features

Embodied carbon analysis which takes credit for the retained structure

23% Energy Use reduction compared to ASHRAE Baseline

40% Water Use reduction compared to LEED Baseline

A3 BER for new development

Intensive green roofs will reduce heat inland, provide habitat and reduce stormwater runoff

Secure bicycle storage with shower facilities and electric vehicle charging points are provided

Air quality strategies adopted will provide high levels of indoor environmental comfort

Advanced energy use and water use metering to provide detailed feedback to building operators

Electric Vehicle Charging

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