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.

The Team

Delivered by the UCC Capital Projects Team

Design Team

Project Management (Full Design Services)

Sub Consultants

John O'Donovan & Associates (Civil & Structural)
John Sheehan Associates (Quantity Surveyors)
Jack Coughlan Associates (Conservation)


Cumnor Construction  


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.


For further information please contact the Director of Buildings and Estates at

Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork