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The DCU Campus Development Plan

  Introduction to the Campus Development Plan

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for the overall management of the University's capital works projects, and as of April 2016, the University embarked upon an ambitious Campus Development Plan up to 2021. Further information on the plan may be accessed at the link below.

Campus Development Plan

There will be a noticeable increase in construction traffic on the Glasnevin Campus for the duration of the construction programme and all staff, students and visitors should take additional care when moving through the campus.  

For further information on the separate construction projects within the plan please click on the relevant links below within this section of the website.    

University Framework for the Management of Major Capital Works

As a public body in receipt of Exchequer funding the University is required to apply certain practices, procedures and guidelines, as set out by various government departments, with regard to the management and control of capital works projects. To address these requirements the University's Executive adopted a framework in November 2015 which sets out, at a high level, how the University's senior management is to exercise control and meet their oversight responsibilities for the the management of capital works, either initiated by the University or one of its wholly owned subsidiary companies. The framework will be applied to the Campus Development Plan 2016 - 2021.

Members of staff who wish to view the framework may be access it at the link below.   

Framework for the Management of Major Capital Works - (Staff Access Only)

Guidance on Framework Documentation - (Staff Access Only)

 New Student Hub - Glasnevin Campus

The redevelopment of the Student Hub building commenced on Monday, the 9th August 2016, with the relocation of the Spar shop to the Student Venue, followed by the demolition of the east section of the building consisting of the original Hub and the old bar building.

The new Student Hub will provide an additional 4,000m2 of modern purpose built space with enhanced accessibility over three storeys for students’ social, cultural, global engagement and entrepreneurial activities. The target date for its completion is February 28th 2018. 

Project Information Sheet

Last Updated - 15th November 2016

 Stokes Building Extension - Glasnevin Campus 

New Stokes Building

The construction of the Stokes Building Extension commenced on Tuesday, the 10th August 2016, with the setting out of the site hoarding. The building is currentlly scheduled for completion in late September 2017 and it is expected to be ready for operational use by semester one 2017. During the construction phase a building site compound on the lawn adjacent the DCU Business School will be in use. 

The new 3,200m2 Stokes Extension will provide additional teaching capacity and office accommodation over 3 storeys’ including, 2 new 260 seat tiered lecture theatres, 6 flat classrooms and a mix of single and open plan offices.

There will be no pedestrian access from the multi-storey carpark through to the central mall between the Stokes and MacCormac (main University Reception) buildings during construction.  Pedestrians will be re-directed via the Helix Plaza. Pedestrian access and egress to the DCU Business School will be maintained at all times.

There will also be a noticeable increase in construction traffic on the Glasnevin Campus for the duration of the construction programme and we ask that all staff, students and visitors take additional care when moving through the campus.  

Project Information Sheet 

Last Updated 13th October 2016

 Block F - St. Patricks Campus

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Summary

The construction of Block F on the St. Patricks College campus will provide an additional two stories on top of the existing ground floor which will also be refurbished. The refurbished ground floor will include a new entrance, covered bike parking, changing facilities and additional space for building plant and equipment. Additional teaching spaces and office accomodation will be provided in the new 2nd and 3rd storeys of the building. It is expected that the completed building will be ready for full operational use by January 2017.  

Details

The project comprises the construction of a two storey 4,600m2 extension over an existing two storey library building. Features of the project are:

  • additional teaching spaces;
  • cellular and open plan offices;
  • two new fire escape staircases;
  • enclosed accomodation staircase;
  • lift in the central courtyard;
  • replacement of the existing glazing;
  • refurbishment of ground floor;
  • new entrance on ground floor;
  • covered bike parking;
  • changing facilities;
  • additional building plant space;
  • forming of a break through at ground and first floor level linking the new lift and staircase with the existing building;
  • wall cavities to be filled with pump insulation to upgrade the thermal performance of the building.

The accommodation being provided on the new second and third floor comprises a variety of flat floor teaching spaces, 4 tiered lecture theatres, cellular and open plan offices, toilets and ancillary areas. Internal plantrooms are situated in close proximity to the tiered lecture theatres. The plantrooms will house the air conditioning plant for the tiered theatres.

The new two storey extension will be constructed to span independently above the existing building and it is supported on structural steel trusses connected to double height steel columns outside the footprint of the existing building. The steel columns are fixed to concrete bases which in turn are supported by a series of mini conrete piles under each base. Underground services in the vicinity of Block F willl be diverted to facilitate the installation of the concrete mini piles. 

Although completion is expected by November 2016 with partial occupation, full occupation of the extension is scheduled for December 2016 and January 2017 to coincide with the end of Semester 1 and the start of Semester 2.

(Last Updated 10th October 2016) 

 All Hallows Masterplan

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on the All Hallows Masterplan as it becomes available.

Last updated November 14th 2016.  

 DCU Glasnevin Campus - Public Realm Enhancements

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on the Public Realm Enhancements Project on the DCU Glasnevin Campus as it becomes available.

Last updated November 14th 2016.  

 ISS IT Transformation Programme

For information on the ISS IT Transformation Project which is being implemented across all University campuses please clink on this link

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 Teaching Equipment Renewal

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on the Teaching Equipment Renewal Project within the University as it becomes available. 

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 New Student Residences

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on the New Student Residences Project as it becomes available. 

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 Lonsdale Building Extension

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on new Lonsdale Building Extension Project as it becomes available. 

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 DCU Alpha

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on new capital developments on the DCU Alpha campus as it becomes available. 

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 Sports Facilities

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on new sports facilities as it becomes available. 

Last updated March 21st 2017. 

 New Projects

This section of the University's website will be used to publish information on new capital projects within the University as it becomes available. 

Last updated November 14th 2016.