SHORTLIST FOR U2 TOWER AND BRITAIN QUAY DEVELOPMENT CONFIRMED
DOCKLANDS AUTHORITY CONFIRMS SHORTLIST FOR U2 TOWER AND BRITAIN QUAY DEVELOPMENT
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has selected a shortlist ofdevelopers to proceed to the second stage of the tender process to design, construct and finance the U2 Tower and the Britain Quay Development. Since the original design competition, the Docklands Authority has assembled an adjacent, substantial site on Britain Quay which has been included in this tender. The site is located at the confluence of three waterways, the River Liffey, River Dodder and Grand Canal, one of the most unique sites in the city.
Tenderers are invited to submit designproposals for this site and to provide an integrated solution with the U2 Tower. This is one of the most significant architectural projects to be delivered in the regeneration of the Docklands area. Paul Maloney, CEO of the Docklands Authority, welcoming the proposals, said, "we are delighted withthe calibre of teams engaged and to see the involvement of eminent architects including Foster & Partners, Rafael Vinoly and other internationally recognised architects.
We are confident that the consortia selected will deliver an enduring architectural landmark which will be acknowledged in Ireland and around the world."Shortlisted developers have put together consortia with world classexperience in tower building including:
Royal BAM Group
River II Partnership
In order to achieve a compliant tender, developers are required to bid forthe current U2 Tower design and their architect's design for the BritainQuay site.
The U2 Tower is located in the Grand Canal Dock area, where the DocklandsAuthority are working with some of the world's leading architects onprojects such as the Studio Libeskind-designed Grand Canal Theatre, the Manuel Aires Mateus designed five star hotel, and Martha Schwartz designed Grand Canal Square.