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Autodesk Phase 1 & 2

Autodesk Phase 1 & 2

1 Windmill Lane, Dublin 2


Project Overview

Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries.

Architectural Scope

Autodesk contracted mac-group to deliver this 45,000ft2, two-phase project over 34 weeks. The first phase, Level 2, consists of Autodesk’s main reception, VIP meeting suite, a Pub breakout space and open plan office. Level 1, consists of Autodesk Product Experience space, training rooms, flexible meeting rooms and a large multifunctional room located within the old mill building.

The client brief for new EMEA HQ was to create a space that would be site specific. The client’s request for representation of ‘Postcard Dublin’ accounts for some of the Georgian features in the main workspaces, the Irish distillery is represented in the bar and games area. Dublin docklands is abstractly conveyed in the reception, open plan circulation and canteen space

A layered and integrated lighting approach is carried throughout the building to enhance the architectural elements, with various illumination techniques to highlight the feature areas while providing a comfortable atmosphere for employees and visitors.

Autodesk wanted to create spaces away from the open plan workstation, for staff to relax and retreat from the day to day work. The pub on Level 1. was designed to be a fun break from normal workspaces. This highly themed space is used as a games area day to day, with pool tables, air hockey and games consults. It can then be converted into a staff events space for functions as required, with full beer tap and chillers at the ready.

Mechanical Scope

  • Chilled Water
  • Low Temperature Hot Water
  • Supply & Extract Ventilation Distribution
  • BMS
  • Server Room Air Conditioning
  • Soils & Waste
  • Domestic Water Services Installed plant items include 6 no. distribution boards and 120 no. fan coil units.
  • The total project meterage consisted of 90,000m of cable, 1,00m of containment, 3,600m of black utilities pipework, 900m of plastic pipework, 800m of copper pipework, 3,400m² of ductwork.

Electrical Scope

  • LV Distribution
  • General and Emergency Lighting
  • General Service Power
  • Fire Detection and Alarm
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • Full Dali Lighting Control System

Project Challenges & Innovations

The project was delivered in a high density and busy city centre site with meticulous focus on logistics management and coordination.


The project was awarded Large Office Fit Out Project of the Year and the prestigious Fit out Project of the Year 2019.


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Project Details

Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
Duration: 33 Weeks (Phase 1 & 2)
Team: JLL

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