BAUSCH + LOMB AREA 9
10,000sqm Expansion to the Bausch + Lomb Ireland Waterford Campus.
Bausch + Lomb is a world leader in eye health, manufacturing contact lenses and pharmaceuticals at its Waterford site. The Bausch + Lomb, Waterford city campus extends over 55,000sq. m where 1,400+ staff produce market-leading contact lenses. The Area 9 Capacity Expansion project was a 10,000+ sq. m addition to the site.
Diarmuid Reil Architects were appointed architects, project managers and leaders of a multi-disciplinary design team for this project. The production capacity addition was a substantial investment for Bausch+ Lomb and the client wanted the external envelope of the extension to represent a contemporary and vibrant addition to the existing plant. The layouts were developed to ensure the integration of the expansion into the existing plant from functional and aesthetic perspectives. Key to this was an understanding and strategy to address the people and materials flows within the new cleanroom facilities and to and from the existing plant.
The building exterior design celebrates industrial form and function. The finishes were specified to complement the existing building and general industrial context. Highly glazed entrance halls, circulation areas and an internal courtyard were specified to provide a light-filled environment for staff and visitors to enjoy. The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification in line with the client’s brief.
DRA were engaged by Bausch + Lomb on a variety of Capacity Expansion and site development projects over the last four years, including;
- Southern Entrance and Visitor Car Park Refurbishment
- R&D Laboratory
- Conference Rooms Upgrade
- Capacity Expansion Area 9
- Warehouse Expansion Area 8
- Chemistry Laboratory Refurbishment
- Canteen Refurbishment Area 4