Bolands Mills Timelapse & Project Managment Cameras

Located on the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin and including a number of buildings, Boland’s Mill has been a symbolic site for the public since 1830. Currently undergoing reconstruction, it is aiming to become Bolands Quay looking to lodge new residences, as well as commercial and civic capacities.

Boland’s Mill served as the headquarters of the Irish Volunteers in early 1916. Due to the incorporation of industrial and commerical areas around the docklands of Dublin, it offered great diversity in socio-economic terms. The importance of its location was seen in the presence of transport links, connecting Dublin to the southern ferry port of Kingstown.

In 2016, it was decided to restore the historic buildings of Boland’s Mill, which is to be completed in 2018. The restorations include the construction of new houses, apartments and offices.

This project was done in cooperation with evercam.

About Bolands Mills Timelapse Site

Boland’s Mills redevelopment featuring a mix of offices, residential apartments, restaurant, café and a cultural exhibition space.

A vibrant new city quarter is envisaged, with a unique character, enriched by the combination of dynamic contemporary architecture, new public spaces and old heritage buildings in a lively new waterfront setting. BKD Architects undertook an extensive consultation exercise with Dublin City Council to inform the formation of the North Lotts and Grand Canal SDZ Planning Scheme and in particular the diagram for the subject site.

The development includes three new signature buildings whose tapering forms are designed to be read as a composition within the skyline set by Millenium Tower and Montevetro and whose coloured tones will complement the brick surrounds and limestone walls of the existing stone heritage buildings.

A mix of offices, residential apartments, restaurant, café and a cultural exhibition space, totalling 37,000 m², will be set in a combination of new build and refurbished space within the industrial heritage buildings on site, creating a pleasant and lively new city quarter.

Rarely has a building project in Dublin attracted so much interest from the public. Bolands Mills is an iconic site and has been derelict and due an upgrade for at least a generation.

Savills are leading the project, designed by Dublin architectural firm Burke Kennedy Doyle.

Andrew Sherry in Savills decided that creating a timelapse would be a valuable marketing opportunity.

Four cameras strategically located on neighbouring buildings, focused on at the site.  Recording began before the demolition, capturing the 1950’s silos being dismantled, with the video featuring on The Irish Times website.

Three new towers will take their place. The construction of the towers will be documented 24/7 for the entire project duration.

The cameras are also shared with project partners Arup, BKD and Bruce Shaw.   This allows for collaboration and communication between the partners.  One of the cameras is hosted by Arup, as their HQ on Pearse St has a good view of the site.

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