DLR Lexicon (Dun Laoghaire Library)

Project Name: DLR Lexicon (Dun Laoghaire Library)
Contractor: John Sisk & Son
Architect / Designer: Cotter Carr Naesens
Location: Moran Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Project Value: €1,250,000

Project Features:
-  European oak used throughout - handpicked by Truwood from timber suppliers in Denmark and Italy.
-  Complete fit-out of all joinery works over five floors
-  Flush panelling
-  Feature panelling
-  Acoustic panelling
-  Ceiling panelling
-  Stairs
-  Fitted furniture
-  Storage and shelving
-  Project was FSC & PEFC accredited

Project overview:
Truwood were appointed by John Sisk and Sons to complete the fit-out of all specialist joinery works spread over five floors for the now notable and prestigious DLR Lexicon building in Dun Laoghaire, South County Dublin.

Working collaboratively with Cotter Carr Naesens architects on the design, they quickly developed a strong trust in Truwood’s experience and advice regarding the finer details of the joinery for this project, resulting in a very successful partnership.

European oak was used throughout the building which was hand-picked by Truwood and Cotter Carr Naesens on trips to timber suppliers in Denmark and Italy.

With a project of such scale, there are typically numerous intricacies and complexities and this was no exception. Most challenging of all were the logistics required within the building in order to install the acoustic ceiling panels where we scissor lifts were required.

Truwood successfully delivered this project to schedule within a twelve month programme (six months design & six months on site).

Featuring in numerous publications and subsequently winning the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for International Design and National Panel Special Award at the 2016 Civic Trust Awards in London, this was a fantastic high-profile project which Truwood were delighted to have been involved in - the success of which was testament to the favourable and mutually respectful relationship we developed with Cotter Carr Naesens throughout the x month time-frame from start to finish.