UCD Student Residences Phase 1 – Block D & E



University College Dublin


Reddy Architecture


€100 million



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. Works are progressing well on this busy, live campus and this phase is due for completion in October 2021.

The site has been fully secured with a perimeter hoarding illuminated for student walkways. We have assigned a dedicated Traffic Management Plan for construction vehicles approaching, entering and leaving the project so that is it done so in a safe and organised manner. In general, the vast majority of our works are carried out within the confines of these hoardings and when isolated elements of the works need to be carried out in the campus public domain all necessary Health and Safety systems and planning is put in place to ensure student safety at all times.

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. It also includes a five-storey residential block which contains 60 studio apartments.

Digital Twin – UCD Student Residences

  • UCD Student Residences consists of 3 phases
  • The entire scheme will create a living campus community within University College Dublin
  • Phase 1 = 3 separate residential buildings: 2 student accommodation blocks & student centre building
  • Digital Twin Cluster is part of Phase 1

Digital Twin – The Process

  1. Auditing and Taking Ownership of the Design Team Models
  2. Classifying the elements, creating the fields to be populated and populating the Instance fields
  3. Link to the O&M Manual
  4. Digression – Tracking the Technical Submittals
  5. Creating (and mapping) Equipment
  6. Capturing/Adding Information with the iPad

Digital Twin on UCD Student Residences

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