Western Gateway Building, UCC, Cork

Western Gateway Building, UCC, Cork


University College Cork


RKD Architects

Quantity Surveyors


Civil & Structural Engineers

Mott MacDonald

Services Engineers

Mott MacDonald


12 Months




The works comprised both new build and fit out of the existing third and fourth floors of the Western Gateway Building. The new build works 400m2 consisted of the extension to the South plant room on the 4th and 5th floor/roof and the construction of new build offices along the southern length of the 4th floor roof terrace.

The fit out of the existing shell on the 3rd and 4th floors of 2000mfor biomedical research laboratories namely Neuroscience and Cancer Research which will include research laboratories with ancillary support facilities, academic offices and write up space. A highly specialised, Category 2/3, Biological Services Unit measuring approximately 800m2 was constructed on the 3rd and 4th floor linked by a new goods lift installed through an existing concrete transfer structure.

The works also included the installation of mechanical and electrical plant associated with the fit out within the existing basement, the existing plant room at 5th floor level and new plant room on 4th and 5th floors.