• Client: University College Dublin
  • Architect: Kavanagh Tuite
  • Quantity Surveyor: Kane Crowe Kavanagh
  • Duration: Sept 2009 – Aug 2010
  • Contract value: €6.9M
Download Case Study

The development at Belfield UCD comprises of a 6 storey new student residential student block consisting of 12 no. apartments & support facilities. The floor area is 4360m².

This RIAI Best Sustainability Project 2011 award winning building is part of the masterplan for UCD’s Roebuck student residence. It envisages a student village of more than 900 students, living in a self-contained village centred on Roebuck Castle.

This exemplary sustainable standard building is constructed to ‘Passive House’ guidelines achieving A3 BER & an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating. The 133 no. individual en-suite student study/bedrooms have shared kitchenette, living & study facilities with common student laundry, internet and fitness amenities together with a fully equipped café/restaurant provided at ground floor level.

Constructed on lands adjoining Roebuck Castle & attached to an existing 2 storey engineering facility structure, this colourful high performance accommodation building is set on sculptured & playful landscape, setting the standard for new student campus housing into the future.