The Eight Building, Newmarket, Dublin
Newmarket Square is part of the historic Liberties area of Dublin 8. The Eight Building is one of 4 development sites in the Newmarket Square Masterplan prepared by Reddy A+U to be delivered by Reddy A+U. The masterplan creates a sense of urban cohesion around an under-utilised public space that is also proposed to be rejuvenated by Dublin City Council as a vibrant market square and pedestrian dominant public realm.
The Eight Building is located on the south side of Newmarket Square terminating a vista into the Square along Brabazon Street from the busy Cork Street artery into Dublin City. The building sets a new scale for Newmarket Square so that this market space in the city will better contribute to urban regeneration providing a more sustainable city through appropriate densities at city centre locations.
The building occupies one half of an urban block with frontages onto three streets that inform the ‘C’ shaped floor plate. The primary building core with lifts is located to allow the floor plates to be split in half whilst also facilitating floorplate step backs in the massing along the three street frontages to respond to the varying scale of the surrounding buildings. The 9,730m2 building is primarily office with a space at ground level assigned for an Indoor Market and artist studios. The building has been designed to the highest international standards for office design and to LEED gold standard but reflects the historical industrial heritage of the area in its façade design.