Health Innovation Hub (HIH) at CSAIP

Project Description

The Cork Science and Innovation Park at Curraheen is a joint initiative between UCC/CIT/Cork County County and the other precinct landowners. Following on from the preparation of the CSAIP Precinct 2 Masterplan for the 18.3ha UCC lands, a planning application for the development of a c.4,000m2 Health Innovation Hub HIHI Building was submitted in November 2015.  Planning permission was granted in January 2016.  The Health Innovation Hub Ireland Building will be the first, flagship building within the CSAIP development and is a key deliverable within UCC's strategic plan. It aligns to 2 of the 5 strategic Goals in UCC's strategic Plan 2017- 2022:

Goal 2 - Be a leading university for resaerch, discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and societal impact.

Goal 5 - Strengthen our infrastructure and resource base.

The combination of the Health Innovation Hub Ireland Building and the Dental School & Hospital complete UCC's Precinct Phase 1 allocation under Cork County Council's Framework Masterplan CSAIP.

Project Team

Tim Cronin - Assistant Capital Projects Officer, UCC

Tim O'Riordan - Project Manager, Capital Projects, UCC

Design Team

Architect ABK Architects
Civil and Structural Engineers Punch Consulting Engineers
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers Homan O'Brien Associates
Quantity Surveyor Aecom


Models for financing this project are currently being reviewed.

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


Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork