Grant Thornton have moved into its new custom-built, state-of-the-art headquarters situated in Dublin’s redeveloped dockland area, 13-18 City Quay.
SAS International designed, manufactured and installed over 5,000 m2 of metal ceiling products into the building’s main field area, restaurant, corridors and a suite of executive meeting rooms.
The headquarters’ ceiling features SAS330 suspended ceiling, a flexible modular solution specified in a stunning white, with a bold 3136 perforation for Class A acoustic absorption. The SAS330 perimeter C profiles have integrated perforated zones to accommodate the space’s return air requirements.
This ceiling design was installed as a modular ceiling solution without cut tiles, meaning SAS International provided several trim solutions for the design to interfaced with the various perimeter conditions. Designed and manufactured off-site, a quantity of the tiles has a tapered edge to merge seamlessly with the overall outline of the building.
SAS150, a perforated concealed Class A sound absorption, concealed grid solution, was installed in meeting rooms as it maximises access to the ceiling void.
In the executive meeting rooms and boardrooms, SAS720 was specified for a linear, contemporary aesthetic and the ability to integrate services. Full access to the ceiling void was also required in circulation corridors. Therefore, SAS205 was supplied into these areas.
In the building’s restaurant SAS600 was specified. Featuring floating acoustic rafts, this solution suits a variety of spaces where acoustic absorption and aesthetics are crucial design and practical requirements.
SAS International was chosen for its ability to provide a full range of products across different areas of the building. SAS International worked in partnership with architect, Michael Collins Associates, and contractor, Bennett Construction, on this wide-scale project.
Completed in October 2018, Grant Thornton’s new headquarters are a fine example of sustainable architecture at its height, which SAS International is proud to have worked on.
Michael Collins Associates
K&M Lynskey & Co. Ltd
SAS150, SAS205, SAS600, SAS720
SAS150 offers a secure, easy to maintain ceiling with convenient, hinge down access to the ceiling void.
SAS600 offers a variety of applications from the purely aesthetic to high performance acoustics with service integration.