PROJECT

DCU Student Accommodation

This major new student accommodation development represents a substantial initiative by Dublin City University (DCU) to develop commercially viable, modern, appealing and environmentally friendly student housing on campus at Glasnevin.

Planning permission was approved by An Bord Pleanála in 2019, and the project is being tendered currently.

CATEGORY

Residential

CLIENT

Dublin City University

SERVICES

Lead Consultancy and Full Architectural Design Service in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios  

VALUE

Private

STATUS

SHD Planning Granted December 2019 

Project Overview

This major new student accommodation development represents a substantial initiative by Dublin City University (DCU) to develop commercially viable, modern, appealing and environmentally friendly student housing on campus at Glasnevin. 

Planning permission was approved by An Bord Pleanála in 2019, and the project is being tendered currently.  

The proposed scheme will include 1,240 bed spaces and communal living facilities, arranged across seven blocks of accommodation, ranging from 4 to 10 storeys in height. A sequence of landscaped ‘garden rooms’ provide defined external recreation spaces for residents and allow public access through the site. Central to the success of the scheme has been the creation of high quality and sustainable facilities, which will create ownership, foster wellbeing, and encourage active use. The scheme aims to meet stringent NZEB standards in terms of energy efficiency and will be EXEEE certified. 

The development forms part of the aspirations of Dublin City University in expanding and upgrading its campus at Glasnevin to meet the rapidly changing needs of its student population.  

Mark McCann, Managing Director at COADY Architects said “We are delighted to be involved with DCU in transforming their Glasnevin campus. The creation of a new student village will deliver commercially viable, high quality and environmentally sustainable facilities which will improve the current offer on campus, appealing to both local and wider international markets.”