The University has been successful in obtaining €4.48m from Science Foundation Ireland for the development of an Integrated Photonics Research Centre in the Lee Maltings. The project provided 900m2 of laboratory and office accommodation within the existing envelope of the protected structure.
Delivery of the project presents a significant number of challenges resulting from the protected status of the structure, restricted site access, proximity to adjacent operational academic and research activities and the funding window.
Niall McAuliffe Capital Projects Officer/Pat Burke Capital Projects Manager/Adrain Downey (Mechanical & Electrical Co-ordinator)
Project Management (Full Design Services)
John O'Donovan & Associates (Civil & Structural)
John Sheehan Associates (Quantity Surveyors)
Jack Coughlan Associates (Conservation)
SFI approved funding in December 2003 for complete building refurbishment and fit out (total budget €4.48m) and the programme was completed in December 2004.