Bank of Ireland Southern Headquaters, South Mall, Co. Cork, Ireland


South Mall, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland


Bank of Ireland




Retail; Commercial; Offices; Financial.


Floor Area: 2,802 m2; Site Area: 0.0969ha


Competed 2009


This project involved the refurbishment of the exterior of the Bank of Ireland, South Mall, which is the Bank of Ireland Headquarters for the Southern Region.

The building, dating from the mid-1960’s was previously clad in a first generation aluminium curtain walling system and precast concrete, which had outlived its normal life expectancy and required replacement.

The ‘skin’ of the building was replaced with a new contemporary curtain walling, structural glazing and stone cladding ‘skin’ to the street elevations which although contemporary remained faithful to the modernist tradition of the building.

The courtyard elevations of the building received a new external insulation and render ‘skin’ and the building was also provided with new insulated roof finishes, including areas in a planted ‘green’ roof to the courtyard.

The project also involved minor refurbishment works to the interior of the building, including new surface finishes, upgrading of fire doors and systems and the replacement of existing mechanical and electrical systems.

The project commenced on site in September 2008 and reached practical completion on site in May 2009, and due to the extensive phasing and project management of the works the building remained operational at all times.