The Malt House - Vibration isolation strategy

Constructed in 1859 by the Guinness family, Malt House South is a building steeped in history and forms an integral part of Dublin’s dockland heritage.
This iconic development will provide a contrasting blend of Victorian and contemporary design, with a stunning 4 storey glass extension rising above the existing stone clad building.
Malt House South boasts over 60 metres of unobstructed views of the Grand Canal basin. Upon completion the development will comprise of approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of vibrant office space over 8 floors ranging in size from approximately 2,200 sq. ft. to 4,800 sq. ft.

The building abuts the busy DART line which results in vibration transmission from passing trains into the building fabric. After extensive and specialised analysis, we specified 18no. anti-vibration mounts to isolate the internal steel structure and anti-vibration connections to isolate the floors from the façades.
We worked hand-in-glove with the architectural design and structural engineering teams to deliver a cost-effective solution in a short timescale.
This strategy could become the benchmark for developments in close proximity to Dublin’s growing rail network.

Design of vibration isolation measures from passing trains.

The Malt House - Vibration isolation strategy

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