Crows Nest Student Accommodation

UCC acquired the Crow’s Nest site which is located at the junction of Victoria Cross and Carrigrohane Road and are developing the site for student accommodation and ancillary services. The Crow’s Nest site is in a strategic location immediately adjacent to the UCC owned University Hall, Victoria Lodge and Victoria Mills developments and will be an attractive proposition for prospective students.

The detailed plan is for the development of a constructed area of 8,700m2 as Student Accommodation (255 beds) and a Health & Wellness Centre. The development of this Student Accommodation is part of the UCC Capital Development Programme supported by European Investment Bank Funding.

In addition UCC’s mission statement in the Strategic Plan, 2013 – 2017 states:

‘Our students are our highest priority’, therefore providing high quality purpose built accommodation for students will contribute to this aim.

Project Team

Tim Cronin - Capital Projects Officer, Buildings and Estates

Tim O'Riordan - Projects Manager, Capital Projects

Design Team

  • Architect
McCullough Mulvin Architects
  • Civil & Structural
O'Connor Sutton Cronin & Fact Fire
  •  Mechanical & Electrical
J.V. Tierney & Co.
  • Quantity Surveyor
Brendan Merry & Partners
  • PSDP Services
Assure Health & Safety Consultant Ltd./Aegis Safety Management Ltd.



The development is under construction and should be complete in Q2 2022.  



For more information please contact the Capital Projects Officer Tim Cronin at


Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork