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Dublin’s New Central Plaza Conversion Uses Denso Protection

The old Central Bank Building in Dame Street, Dublin, is currently being redeveloped and will reopen as the Central Plaza consisting of offices, shops and restaurants. Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd are supplying corrosion prevention coatings for major structural sections and also an outer wrap prior to fire protection.

The building was originally constructed in the 1970’s and the design was based on suspending each floor from two large concrete cores. Each floor level was then constructed at ground level and hoisted into place and then supported by Macalloy tension bars.

DBFL Consulting Engineers in discussion with Winn & Coales decided to remove the existing wrap and apply Denso Tape to 2500m of 40mm Macalloy bars, thus providing long term corrosion prevention. Denso PVC Self-Adhesive Tape was then used as an outer wrap before fire protection and cladding was applied.