UCC constructed a new School of Pharmacy in the Western Precinct of the main campus adjacent to the Food Processing building and the recently constructed Biosciences Institute. The teaching of Pharmacy is an exciting new initiative for UCC. The project has been approved by the HEA and will involve an intake of 50 students/annum which commenced in October 2003. In addition to undergraduate teaching the project included postgraduate teaching and research. A key initiative in this regard is the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research facility approved by the HEA under the Programme for Research in third level Institutions (PRTL I) Cycle 3 which will be housed in the new building.
The overall project consisted of lecture theatres, Computer Aided Learning (CAL) rooms, tutorial rooms, specialist laboratories in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Spectroscopy, Formulation, Physiology/Pharmacology, Practice of Pharmacy etc, a small clean room facility, dedicated research laboratories, offices, meeting rooms and a small restaurant. It is estimated that the building will be c.5500m² and an overall building budget of c. €22m. The available site is the last significant site in the Western Precinct and any development will need to deal sensitively with the road frontage to College Road and to create high quality external areas to enhance the environment of this part of the Campus.
Niall McAuliffe Capital Projects Officer/Pat Burke, Projects Manager, UCC.
Scott Tallon Walker (Architects)
Project Management (Mechanical and Electrical Engineers)
Michael Punch & Partners (Civil and Structural Engineers)
James Sheehan & Associates (Quantity Surveyors)
KSN Project Management Ltd. (Project Managers)
Pierse Contracting Ltd.
Cork City Council granted permission on 28 January 2004 and An Bord Pleanala issued permission on 28 May 2004. The project started on site 03 August 2004 and was handed over in January 2006.