The Eight Building

Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Basement excavation and groundworks for 6 storey high reinforced concrete framed office building

MAC Group

Main Contractor:


Earthworks and rock excavation | Substructures | Drainage, tanks and utilities

Design Team:

Architect: Reddy Architecture and Urbanism

Engineer: Barrett Mahony Consulting

Key Features:

Site investigation works identified 8 different types of contamination (incl. 2 types of asbestos) which required a complex and detailed waste management plan being produced and implemented to control the removal of each type of contaminate from site.

Obstruction probing (slabs, foundations removed)

1700m2, 300mm deep piling mat installed and attendance to piling rig

Attendance to archaeological dig on site

150m of sheet piling installed to retain 2 sides of site during construction of basement retaining wall

7500m3 reduce level excavation of site and excavation of foundations

460no. Piles cropped

Installation of all site services drainage, ducting, watermain, ESB, comms