The Tropical Fruit Warehouse in Dublin is a famous landmark in the area. It’s the last remaining original warehouse, from 1892, and it was originally used to import tropical fruit into Ireland. Now the buildings are redeveloped by IPUT in recognition of the buildings unique history. Octatube has been entrusted to design and build the glass double skin façade on top of the two floating office floors that cantilever over the warehouse building.
The warehouse will undergo a transformation based on the design by Henry J Lyons Architects in partnership with Octatube. 80,000 sq. ft. of unique riverfront offices centred around the restored warehouse, including a new six-storey office block, will be delivered. The building is designed to meet the highest sustainability credentials and will offer a pedestrian connection from the River Liffey to Whitaker Square at the rear.
IPUT Chief Executive, Niall Gaffney, comments: “The redevelopment of The Tropical Fruit Warehouse is a great opportunity for IPUT to create a landmark office property that is crafted to optimise flexibility and deliver light filled space with panoramic views over the River Liffey and Dublin’s skyline. We are long term investors and as such we have deliberately pushed the boundaries to develop a building that meets the highest global standards in design and sustainability.”
Octatube is currently focusing on the detailing of this project. Construction has commenced and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2021. Of course we will keep you informed during the course of this spectacular new project and a special website has been launched where the latest information about the project can be found: tropicalfruitwarehouse.com!