In 2008, Gas Networks Ireland spearheaded a vision for an innovative solution for a contemporary workplace that would centralise its key Dublin area operations. Gas Networks Ireland embarked on a two-stage international architectural competition, facilitated by the RIAI. From an initial 56 entries for stage one, a shortlist of eight proposals was drawn up to develop the designs for stage two. Denis Byrne Architects was selected and appointed as the lead architectural consultant for the new Network Services Centre, with Walls as the main contractor.
The result is a ‘powerhouse’ of a building that has received the coveted rating of ‘Excellent’ under the bespoke building BREEAM assessment procedures; the first office building in Ireland to receive an ‘Excellent’ rating under the 2008 standard. BREEAM is the world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.