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Eltherington Bullnoses On Dublin Project Up For RIAI Awards

1st July 2017

26-27 Grafton Street in Dublin, which features anodised aluminium vertical bullnose columns from Eltherington, has been nominated for the prestigious RIAI Irish Architectural Awards 2017.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Awards showcase the very best of Irish architecture, with winners selected from a public vote.  Eltherington manufactured the bullnose columns in anodised aluminium at its advanced manufacturing facility in Hull.  The contemporary façade was supplied, designed, fabricated and installed by Dublin based Gunn Lennon Fabrications.

Eltherington bullnoses and column casings can be supplied in a wide range of materials and manufactured in any size or shape. They are available in aluminium, stainless steel, copper and zinc material, amongst others. 

26-27 Grafton Street was designed by Burke-Kennedy Doyle Architects for Aviva Investors. The design concept aims to achieve outstanding contemporary expression with a particular focus on specifying the highest quality materials. A large new retail unit extends from basement to first floor, with refurbished office floors above. 

The series of slender vertical bullnose columns in combination with the glass panels define the geometry of the new facade. A set of thin horizontal lines form a series of cornices, one at each floor level, picking up on the horizontal cornice lines on the adjoining street buildings. 

Eltherington’s ability to manufacture curved, angular, elliptical and complex bullnoses / column casings was the principal reason why Gunn Lennon Fabrications choose to partner with them on this project. 

The company has a comprehensive range of in-house finishing capabilities including Dec-El printing, which allows it to create an almost limitless array of shapes, styles and surface patterns. 

“We are delighted that 26-27 Grafton Street has been nominated for the RIAI awards,” said Michael Riding, Director at Eltherington. “The winner is chosen from a public vote and so we are encouraging all our staff and suppliers to nominate this project.” 

He added: “An increasing number of fabrication companies are choosing to partner with us because of our bespoke manufacturing capability and ability to provide them with a cost effective solution.” 

Eltherington has manufactured high quality architectural facade and roofline solutions for a wide range of projects throughout the UK and overseas. Many of which have won critical acclaim. 

Recent projects supplied by the company include The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Bridgewater Place Leeds, Birmingham New Street Station, The Viacom Studios in London, and the RIBA award-winning London Southbank University. 

To vote for 26-27 Grafton Street, visit:

1305 Hedon Road 01482 320 336

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