Design and supervision of the decommissioning and installation of new mechanical and electrical services to the refurbished Garda Command Control Centre at Harcourt Square, Dublin.

The Garda Command Control Centre operates as both the national 999-call centre and as the city and urban Dublin 2 way radio centre. As such the command control centre is highly serviced and is fully air-conditioned.

With a high emphasis on security both access security and security of power supplies the command control centre has a comprehensive CCTV installation both internally which monitors access to the building and externally which monitors selected traffic junctions and streets throughout Dublin.

A raised access flooring system accommodates both cable containment and pipe work containments throughout the control centre.

The air conditioning system comprises of a roof mounted variable speed air conditioning unit with a number of ductwork drops and rises to supply the command control centre.


Name of Project: Garda HQ, Dublin

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: OPW


Specialist Design Service provided: 

Hayes Higgins Partnership Project Managed the Engineering Service.


This building is occupied round the clock and the lighting installation has been designed to incorporate dimming control which will allow users to reduce lighting levels for comfort reasons

Description of Role:

Mechanical Electrical Engineering Services

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Design Team:

Architect: Brian O' Halloran Architects
Civil/Structural: McElory & Associates
Mechanical/Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Martin O' Malley & Associates