A dynamic regeneration project in Cork, Ireland, Horgan’s Quay is a six-acre mixed-use development located on the River Lee, next to the Port of Cork. Centred around the conservation of the site’s industrial heritage, Horgan’s Quay features three contemporary office buildings, apartments, a hotel, leisure facilities, shops and restaurants, including the restoration of the site’s heritage goods shed, carriage shed and original station house.
KCC Group, a door and glazing contractor, were appointed to deliver the EI30 SWS Screen works on the project. Site Contracts Manager, Ger McNamee, said: “In order to ensure the safety of those within the building, 30-minute fire protection was required for the reception area, providing a fire barrier between the lobby and the first floor. Once we had the fire safety glass specification from the architect, O’Mahony Pike Architects, it was up to our team at KCC Group to source a supplier – this is when our relationship with Pyroguard began.”
“Pyroguard has been a great support on this project and we’ve developed a good working relationship. Michael Shoer, Pyroguard’s Technical Sales Manager for Ireland, has been especially helpful; he’s always there to provide advice when needed, and all the products have been delivered on time, which is key when working on any construction project"Ger McNamee, Site Contracts Manager, KCC Group
To ensure that the desired aesthetic was achieved, while also meeting building safety regulations, Pyroguard Infinity T-EI30/24-2 SWS fire safety glass was chosen by KCC Group and installed in the glazed partition, within a Jansen steel profile system.
Pyroguard Infinity is a range of fire safety glass certified for butt-joint applications. With no vertical frame profiles required, it’s the ideal solution for providing visually appealing seamless partitions. Manufactured to EI classification, Pyroguard Infinity provides the highest level of integrity and heat insulation, protecting against flames, smoke and heat.
In addition to No.1 Horgan’s Quay, Pyroguard Protect T-EI60/25-3 was also installed in the development’s Dean Hotel, used within the Jansen EI60 insulated steel double doorsets.