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Deep Retrofit of the Enterprise Centre, North Mall Campus

Deep Retrofit of the Enterprise Centre, North Mall Campus under the Energy Efficient and Decarbonisation Pathfinder Programme

UCC plan to carry out a deep retrofit of the 2,915m2 Enterprise Centre building under the HEA’s EEDPP (Energy Efficient and Decarbonisation Pathfinder Program).

The Enterprise Building, constructed in 1980, was originally used by the IDA as an enterprise / industrial centre for small to medium size enterprises. Located at the Distillery Fields, North Mall, the building was purchased by UCC in 1998 and was initially used as a teaching school for nursing. Since 2004, it has been home to the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and Applied Psychology. The building was extended in 2018 with the inclusion of some new offices and a staff canteen.

The 2-storey building accommodates small to medium sized classrooms, teaching and post graduate labs, single and multi-occupancy offices as well as a cafeteria.

The Retrofit Pathway selected for this building was ‘Deep Retrofit with Geothermal Water Source Heat Pump with Borehole’.  The project was presented to the HEA and SEAI and was successful in receiving funding under the pathfinder project from the HEA.

The project will encompass energy efficient design and a low carbon building materials specification.

Project Start Date: December 2021 Expected Completion Date: September 2024
Project Value: €4.5m Status: Building Contractor has been appointed


Project Team - UCC           Tim Cronin                                   Capital Projects Officer, 
  Finbarr Wall Deputy Capital Projects Officer 
  Pat Mehigan Energy & Utilities Manager


Design Team                     Butler Cammoranesi                      Architect                                            
  Fire Safety Cantwell Keogh & Associates
  Mech & Elect Powertherm
  Quantity Surveyor AECOM

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