Microsoft EOC Atrium Building, Sandyford, Dublin
Project Title:                Microsoft EOC Atrium Building, Sandyford, Dublin
Client:                          Microsoft Ireland
Architect:HKR Architects, Gilligan Architects, Murray O'Laoire Architects
TPE Consulting Engineers Services:Mechanical & Electrical
Value:                          $34 million
Completion date:                      2002

Project Description

Microsoft has been operating in Ireland since 1985. Since that time it has expanded its operations to encompass three divisions which employ over 1,200 full time staff and 400 full contractors at its campus in Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre (EOC) Building provides key support for the company’s sales and customer support activities across 85 different countries around Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

TPE have been responsible for the design and supervision of the M&E installations throughout the campus over these years.

TPE Consulting Engineers Services

The Atrium building in Sandyford consists of 6 No. office floors over a 2-storey basement with an overall area of 123,000m2. The central atrium houses the 300+ seat full restaurant facility for the staff and contract workers. All office areas have full comfort heating and cooling and are served by 8 No. elevators housed in the central atrium.

The EOC Building houses a number of high profile labs including:

  • EOC Computer Suite
  • CIT Lab (26 x 42 Blade Servers)
  • PIRS Lab (7 x 72 Blade Servers)
  • Forensic Lab Area
  • 34 No. Comms Rooms

Each of the labs has air conditioning with redundancy, fire detection, fire suppression, water detection, harmonic isolation, surge protection, full UPS backup and automatic generator support to ensure that the labs can function continuously. Structured cabling consists of over 4,000 Cat5e and Cat 6 Data Outlets. All of the labs are monitored in Microsoft’s Security Centre located on campus.