Ballymun Boilerhouse Repurpose WISER (Working with Industrial Spaces to Exemplify Reuse) Life Project, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9.
Dublin City Council | Published May 27, 2015 - Deadline June 29, 2015
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The WISER (Working with Industrial Spaces to Exemplify Reuse) project brings
together a broad spectrum of interrelated operations and expertise to champion
the development of resource efficiency. The aim is to produce a centre to
demonstrate excellence in reuse practice including the construction process. The
Project seeks to lead change from waste to resource through reuse, redesign,
research and education and as such it is desired that tendering contractors should
illustrate experience in the following:
Projects incorporating special elements of sustainable design such as grey water
reuse, rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, reed beds, urine treatment
dilution, green wall, PV panels, Solar panels, CHP and heat pumps.
2. Reuse Material:
Refurbishment projects incorporating reused materials. Refurbishment projects
incorporating recycled materials.
3. Natural Materials:
Projects incorporating ecological design aspects with special materials that seek
to exclude petrochemical based products.
4. Non-standard Construction Materials:
Projects incorporating elements of non-standard construction such as hempcrete
Projects that seek to demonstrate innovative and sustainable technologies.
The project is the refurbishment of the boiler house building. It is a steel framed
structure with external walls and roof consisting of single skin metal cladding with
glazed panels at high level. There is a two storey section of the building at the
northern end which is clad externally with brick. The refurbished boilerhouse
building will accommodate a café, café kitchen, education and training room,
fashion workshop, furniture workshop, cycling workshop, paint workshop, toilets,
plant areas, Eco store, exhibition space and staff accommodation. The site
consists of the following elements: Water Reservoir, District Heating Boiler House
and Chimney, Redundant Tanks and Pumps. For more details visit: