Pyroguard has helped to combine contemporary aesthetics with fire safety and blend the old with the new on Horgan’s Quay a regeneration project in Cork.

Horgan’s Quay features three contemporary office buildings, apartments, a hotel, leisure facilities, shops and restaurants, including the restoration of the site’s heritage goods shed, carriage shed and original station house.

No. 1 Horgan’s Quay is one of the development’s three office buildings, with the upper floors of the new structure cantilevered over the site’s original Goods Shed. The lobby area features a large glazed partition on the first floor, helping to create an open, light space, as well as blending the old restored structure with the new.

Door and glazing contractor KCC Group was appointed to deliver the EI30 SWS Screen works on the project. Site Contracts Manager Ger McNamee said: “In order to ensure the safety of those within the building, 30-minute fire protection was required for the reception area, providing a fire barrier between the lobby and the first floor.

“Once we had the fire safety glass specification from the architect, O’Mahony Pike Architects, it was up to our team at KCC Group to source a supplier.”

Pyroguard Infinity T-EI30/24-2 SWS fire safety glass was installed in the glazed partition, within a Jansen steel profile system.

Infinity is a range of fire safety glass certified for butt-joint applications, providing seamless partitions, with no vertical frame profiles required. 

Ger continued: “Pyroguard has been a really great support on this project and we’ve developed a good working relationship. Michael Shoer, Pyroguard’s Technical Sales Manager for Ireland, has been especially helpful; he’s always there to provide advice when needed, and all the products have been delivered on time, which is key when working on any construction project.”

In addition to No.1 Horgan’s Quay, Pyroguard Protect T-EI60/25-3 was also installed in the development’s Dean Hotel, used within the Jansen EI60 insulated steel double doorsets.