The construction and fit-out of a five storey multi-use building incorporating a new 64900sq ft library, retail units and 43055sq ft office accommodation in Lisburn City Centre. The office accommodation was for the Public Prosecution Service, which was accessed from their own secure entrance with reception area on the ground floor providing stair and lift access to the upper floors which comprised a mixture of individual and multi occupancy offices as well as meeting rooms and conference facilities. Kitchens and café style canteen facilities were also provided on each floor.
The works included piled foundations, a concrete frame with a structural steel penthouse and insitu concrete floors. The building was complete with M&E service installations including air conditioning throughout, heating, lighting, power and IT and security installations. Energy efficiency was central to the design and construction which dictated the use of the insitu concrete frame to give a low carbon design with the exposed concrete giving a high thermal mass. The project achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good.