Kevin Street Garda Station
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Architect's Department, OPW
Kevin Street is one of the busiest stations in the country. The new building will be a significant boost to people working in the Division. The new HQ is also an extremely positive development for the surrounding community. Not only will it impact on safety and security, but local business will also benefit from increased footfall. Furthermore, the project will generate nearly 250 jobs over its lifetime.
The development consists of a 2-3 storey building with flat roofs along the west boundary; a 5 storey building with flat roof and curved street elevation along the east boundary and a connecting glazed atrium with a mono-pitch glass roof. A landscaped roof terrace and a glazed atrium connectS the two buildings.
The station at will consist of a 6,840 square metre Divisional Headquarters building with a 5,400 square metre double basement. It will provide extensive accommodation facilities to meet the requirements of both Gardaí and members of the public, including a public office, conference, training, custody and event management facilities, accommodation for victim support and a vehicle testing garage.