University of Galway Student Accommodation Phase 2


Back to Projects

Our Role

Mechanical Electrical & Sustainable Design, Full BIM Technology

Project Value



This new student accommodation scheme, comprising of 674 en-suite bedrooms (total area of 20,400m2) to be constructed in the northern residential quarter of the university, is the second phase of student residences. The scheme comprising building blocks between four and seven storeys in height fronts onto the Corrib River and is located directly along the main campus ‘boulevard’ linking back to the academic quarter / adjoining park-and ride facility. Buildings are ranged around a series of new hard / soft landscaped courtyards, each with their own distinctive character.  The development also comprises a Café, as well as Student Support spaces, gymnasium, common rooms, study areas, laundry, and a Client Management Suite to manage the development during the operational phase.  The development also includes central plant facilities, dedicated ESB sub-station for the development. The development will be NZEB compliant.

  • Full BIM Design
  • NZEB compliant
  • BER of A3 Rating
  • High levels of airtightness and insulation
  • High standard of Air Permeability
  • All rooms are naturally lit and ventilated
  • Material and structure have A and A+ Green Materials Rating
  • Micro Combined Heat & Power
  • Photovoltaics for electricity generation
  • Low Voltage (400v) Electrical Installation
  • Energy efficient LED lighting throughout with environmentally sensitive controls/daylight/presence controls
  • Fully addressable Fire Detection and Alarm System interlinked with lifts and HVAC systems
  • Data and power services provision for Client Server/Comms room
  • Centralised Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
  • Electronic security control using Prox Cards to operate doors, bedrooms, central services
  • Digital Security Closed Circuit Television System with hard disk recording
  • Central Boiler Plant serving Heat Interface Units
  • Lift Installations

Contact Us

Get in touch with us:

Email Us

Call Us

00 353 1 421 4900