University College Cork Student Housing

The project consists of a new student residence scheme adjacent to the new Western Gateway Building on the Western Road in Cork. The building has been located on a highly prominent site and, as such, has been designed as a landmark structure marking the entrance to Cork City from the west. The scheme has been designed in accordance with Section 50 of the Finance Act 1999 and to provide for ‘Section 23’ relief.

University College Cork

Cork CIty, Ireland

Concept Design



16 floors of student accommodation have been provided above a two storey podium structure. Each residential floor consists of single study bedrooms of 22m2, disabled access study bedrooms, and communal kitchen and living areas.

All bedrooms are provided with en-suite bathrooms. Communal facilities such as laundry, refuse storage, and a seminar room are located at ground floor level, together with management and security.