December 2019 News – Student Accommodation for UCC

Works commenced in earnest in November 2019 on the Crow’s Nest site at Victoria Cross as Main Contractor Sisk gears up to begin construction on a new 254 bed student development for UCC. Site set-up and initial enabling works began to clear the site which was quickly followed by piling works and substructures commencing.

Project Team leaders, McCullough Mulvin Architects, and the university says “the proposed building will rejuvenate this important site, which has been derelict in recent years”. The college has made close-to-campus student accommodation a priority in its Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and adds “this proposal seeks to address some of this demand in a high quality, purpose-built facility”. It will be managed by the UCC’s student accommodation subsidiary. Proposed are 254 student bed-spaces, ancillary student facilities, a health and wellness centre, a public café onto Victoria Cross as well as bicycle spaces, ancillary site and landscaping works.

BMP are delighted to be working on this his high profile project which aims to be operational for the new student term in September 2022.