Atkins-designed Ryanair Airside office campus completed

Ryanair’s new 10,700m2 six-storey office campus, Airside Green, has officially been completed. The development, which sits alongside Ryanair’s existing head office at Airside Business Park near Dublin Airport, was designed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group.

The office development is part of Ryanair’s new generation of contemporary workspaces and was designed with sustainability in mind to near Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standards. This has seen the building achieving a Building Energy Rating of BER A3; evidenced in the provision of PV solar panels, electric vehicle charging points, ultra-low energy lighting, water saving appliances, high-performance glazing and high levels of airtightness. The development also integrates a sustainable urban drainage system along with a natural riparian corridor that will support the site’s natural ecosystem.

Justin Norman, Managing Director of Atkins Ireland, said: “Through the use of BIM and other digital tools, we were able to work closely with Ryanair to create a building with sustainability at its heart, reducing the operational costs while minimising the environmental impact of the site. It’s great to see this project achieve practical completion, providing a modern and spacious workplace to support Ryanair’s continued growth.”

Atkins was appointed in 2019 to provide full multi-disciplinary services, from concept design through to construction supervision and finally with project handover. The role also included architecture, civil and structural engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, landscape architecture, project management, fire, traffic and environmental engineering and health and safety. Faithful+Gould delivered cost consultancy services for the project, while Mac Group was appointed as the main contractor.

Thomas Fowler, at Ryanair, said: “This iconic office development is an exciting addition to North Dublin’s global business district. The state-of-the-art six-storey Airside Green development provides spacious, inspiring, light filled workspaces with panoramic views. Thanks to the technical expertise of their multi discipline team, Atkins has provided us with a cutting-edge site, and it’s great to see it successfully completed.”

The project builds on Atkins’ existing portfolio of work with Ryanair, which includes the design of a building to house the first of a new generation of fixed base flight simulators.