The old Central Bank Building in Dame Street, Dublin, is currently being redeveloped and will reopen as the Central Plaza consisting of offices, conference space, shops and restaurants. Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd is supplying protection coatings for major structural sections and also an outer wrap prior to fire protection.
The building was originally constructed in the 1970s and the design was based on suspending each floor from two concrete core tower pillars. Each floor level was then constructed at ground level and hoisted into place and then supported by Macalloy bars. The bars were protected at the time with petrolatum tape.
DBFL Structural Engineers, in discussion with Winn & Coales, decided to remove the existing wrap and apply Denso Tape to 2,500m of 40mm Macalloy bars, thus providing long term corrosion protection. Denso Self-Applied PVC was then used as an outer wrap before fire protection and cladding was applied.