UCD Student Residences Phase 1 – Block D & E



University College Dublin


Reddy Architecture





Phase 1 on the University College Dublin (UCD) Student Residences Masterplan project consists of the construction of a new amenity building serving student residents, along with 924 student bedrooms in 3 buildings. This project was the first to be granted planning under the governments new Strategic Housing Development (SHD) process. This process has been designed to accelerate delivery of large-scale strategic housing schemes and phase 1 is due for completion in Summer 2020.

The Project consists of the construction of two new residential blocks. ‘Block D’ will contain 455 student bedrooms & ‘Block E’ will contain 409 student bedrooms, as well as the construction of a ‘Fulcrum’ building. The Fulcrum building is a two-storey student centre, with a 290-seat auditorium, restaurant, 5 retail units, gymnasium, health & wellbeing centre, meeting rooms, and office accommodation. The development also includes a five-storey residential block which contains 60 studio apartments.

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