UCD O'Brien Centre 

Dublin, Ireland

Leo Lynch completed a project for a major 75.5m2, €90m refurbishment of existing science buildings and new build of further blocks. 

  • Client
  • Architect
  • Engineering
    Murphy Belton Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyor
    Bruce Shaw
  • Main Contractor

Project details

BREEAM Excellent rating for science building refurb and new block build.

The UCD O’Brien Centre for Science was a major 75.5m2 €90m project involving the refurbishment of existing science buildings, new build of further blocks, and overall integration to one building to a BREEAM Excellent Rating. A signature feature of the project is the new atrium designed to fully integrate into both the existing and new buildings.  

Facilities include teaching and research; lecture theatres / classrooms; wet, damp and dry labs; offices, catering, social, exhibit and support areas. This project was carried out on a live third-level campus.

List of services delivered:

  • Mechanical
  • Lift & Shift
  • Off site manufacturing

List of utilities delivered:

  • District heating system tie-ins
  • 3.5 MW, 2.5MW LTHW, 4.5MW CHW 
  • Cooling towers
  • Tri-generation @ 800Kw 
  • Control system – 8900 I/O Points 
  • Ventilation, 41 air handling units  
  • Eco net systems  
  • Laboratory gases 
  • PVC exhaust from fume hoods 

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