This car park is 147m long, and it is formed almost entirely by use of exposed precast concrete. Its 4 stories are connected by 6 internal stair cores and 2 external ramp bodies. The skeleton structure supports free floor, spans up to 16m. Key design and detailing features include:
In addition to the speed of construction, the extent of precast allowed for ready access and void protection during erection. The quality of precast internal surfaces of stair walls allowed a sleek finish without plastering. Exposed precast required minimum post-installation treatment, and its as it is appearance stood tall architecturally.
Project Address:Raheen Business Park, Limerick
Contractor: John Paul Construction
Architect: Henry J Lyons
Engineer: Punch Consulting Engineers
Onsite Duration: 16 weeks