Promenade at Upper Dublin

In Design/Construction / Multi-family Residential / Retail

Promenade at Upper Dublin

Location: Intersection of Dreshertown & Welsh Road, Upper Dublin PA


General Overview: The Promenade at Upper Dublin is a 25-acre development project consisting of 402 luxury apartments above 128,000 sf of ground-floor retail. Residents enjoy luxury amenities such as a fitness room, a dog wash, and a dog daycare. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, an outdoor yoga studio, and a 2.7 acre park connecting 3 miles of walking trails surrounding the community. The complex includes a 500 car garage and a green roof to improve stormwater management.


Special MEP/FP Features:The apartments include closet mounted air handlers with a DX heat pump heating/cooling coil and electric resistance supplemental heat to provide space conditioning. Electric water heaters provide domestic hot water for each apartment. All outdoor mechanical equipment is roof mounted allowing the project to maximize the use of the site. High efficiency Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems provide space conditioning for amenity spaces and the connector bridge. A medium voltage electrical service is provided to the site and then distributed at 480V to the electrical closets on each floor. Transformers provide 208V power to serve apartments and are sub-metered at the distribution panels. Variable speed booster pumps provide domestic water throughout each building and diesel fire pumps supply the fire protection sprinkler systems for each building. Diesel generators provide life safety power for emergency lighting and standby power for elevators and miscellaneous amenity spaces.Medium gas pressure is distributed from a dedicated utility meter to each “premium” apartment and regulated at the apartment for use by the cooking range. The six level parking garage within the east building incorporates multiple exhaust fans with VFDs controlled by carbon monoxide sensors to provide garage ventilation.


AEI Services Provided: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services as well as Retail Core and Shell improvements and construction administration services. 


Expected Completion: 2020