Whilst working with BDP, our Director Una McQuillan was extensively involved in this project in its entirety. From the drawing of the original surveys, to detailing, tendering and construction of the entire project, she was part of the team that helped transform the building to what it is today.
Connolly Station is the main train station on Dublin’s north-side and the gateway into the city from both the north and west of Ireland. The busy historical building sits among main hubs of the city including the modern Irish Financial Centre. The station incorporates an old historical building plus the train station itself.
The four-year project, which began in 1996, involved major demolition and re-construction of the extremely run-down public facility of the train station.
As the building also houses important commuter Dart and Luas lines, the goal was to create a bright and airy public space which would work for the many passengers travelling through the facility. This was achieved in modernizing the building by incorporating up-to-date facilities, under-floor heating and unusual pitched roof glazing, allowing light to flow into the space. A welcoming atmosphere was created, encouraging passengers to relax while awaiting their journey.