Tipperary Decentralisation Offices of Department Of Justice / Civic Offices
Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Dr. Martin Mansergh, TD accompanied by the Minister for Justice, Mr Dermot Ahern, TD today attended a sod turning ceremony in Tipperary Town for the new Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and Tipperary Town Council Civic Offices.
The Minister commented “That decentralisation is coming to fruition in Tipperary is a fulfilment of the vision of the people of the town, but also of the public representatives of the South County who remained united behind a common strategy and I would like in particular to pay special thanks to the dogged determination of the decentralisation committee.” The Minister continued “I believe in decentralisation, and am present in the OPW’s new Headquarters in Trim any non-sitting day that I am in the office. I have visited recently fine new decentralised offices in Buncrana and Wexford.
The new offices will provide accommodation for 188 staff in a two and three storey building of 4,404m². The Civic Offices will accommodate over 40 staff in a three-storey building of 1971m², which will also include a single storey Council chamber. I might mention that the site was acquired by the Office of Public Works from the Sisters of Mercy, Sr. Martina Fox acting as their head. The town will be grateful to the Sisters for this, as indeed for their long record of service to the town for at least 140 years, both charitable and educational.”
Jaga heating solutions supplied by Versatile Heating, Cooling & Ventilation were specified by Arup Consulting firm, specialisists in low-carbon, sustainable buildings, and installed by T.Bourke Limited, who has worked on numerous other projects with Jaga heating solutions.
Versatile supplied Mini Canal trench heating, which was installed in the perimeter areas of the building and reception areas. The Mini Canal features Jaga’s low-mass Low-H20 heat exchanger, guaranteeing fast response, outstanding thermal efficiency, and an even, comfortable distribution of warm air. The unobtrusive Mini Canal trench heating finished with rigid aluminium grilles was discreetly set underfoot, ensuring more free space. White Sentinel radiators were used in all office areas. The Sentinel features a sleek front and clean, vertical lines on its grille. Behind their casings, the Low-H2O technology inside provides high emission values, while still saving energy.
Finally, a number of Jaga’s freestanding Mini radiators were installed in some open areas that had height restrictions. The compact Minis were positioned in front of the large windows, warming any cold draughts, and continually ensuring that the Reception areas remain warm even in the cold winter months.
Consultant Engineers: Arups Consultancy
Architect: Coady Partnership Architects
Builders: Stewarts Builders
Contractor: T.Bourke Limited
Heating Solution: Jaga Mini Freestanding radiators/ Jaga Mini Canal trench heating/ Jaga Sentinel Radiators