Brookfield Health Sciences, UCC, Cork

Brookfield Health Sciences - University College Cork


University College Cork


RKD Architects

Quantity Surveyor


Structural Engineer


Services Engineer

Mott McDonald


20 Months




The school of Nursing, Medical Therapies and Crèche, UCC, is located on College Road and on the site of the existing 19th century Brookfield House. The complex was designed as a world class learning environment to provide a centralised teaching facility for the schools of medicine, nursing and clinical therapies. A separate single storey over basement pavilion style crèche at the rear is set in its own micro landscape to provide a safe and secure environment for children.

The three schools are arranged around the restored Brookfield House, which acts as a central hub for the entire project and retains it prominence in the development. All joint functions such as faculty offices and meeting rooms are located in Brookfield House.

The new build works consisted of a five Storey RC frame with a partial basement carpark, roof level plant rooms and external landscaping. The external facades were clad with a mixture of curtain walling, integrated Parklex panelling as well as copper and zinc sheeting.

Brookfield House was fully restored to its former glory including the refurbishment of all joinery, the replacement of the roof, the restoration of all internal lime plasterwork and the cleaning and repointing of all external brick work.