New Dental School and Hospital at CSAIP

Project Description

Investment in a new dental school and hospital is required to facilitate the future needs of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital (CUDSH), to comply with regulatory standards and to provide capacity for increased student numbers including the increased international demand in the Bachelor of Dentistry programme. The University Startegic Plan 2017 - 2022 has identified the construction and commissioning of a new Dental School as a priority project as part of an overall capital development programme for achievement by 2022. The new facility will ensure sustainability of the school and hospital for the future. 

The ambition is that the building will provide a welcoming and comfortable experience for patients, a creative learning environment for students, and a positive working environment for staff. The project is designed to provide dental health services and clinical teaching spaces for dental students, along with education and support facilities, research laboratories, and innovation spaces. The five-storey dental hospital will have research and innovation facilities, a central sterile services department, roof-top plant enclosure, and support service areas and will be served by a new roads network. 

Project Team 

Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer, UCC. 

Tim O'Riordan, Project Manager, Capital Projects Office, UCC.

Design Team

  • Design Team Leader/Architectural Services

Reddy Architecture & Urbanism with HOK Architects

  • Civil Engineering Services

Punch Consulting Engineers

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services

O’Connor Sutton Cronin

  • Quantity Surveying Services


  • Project Supervisor Design Phase

Reddy Architecture & Urbanism

  • Fire Engineers



Planning permission for the construcion of a new dental school and hospital, c. 8,710m², in the Cork Science & Innovation Park, at Curraheen was received in mid 2019. The project is currently in the detailed design phase and the plan is to be on site with works commencing in Q3 2020.  It is scheduled for completion Q3 2022. 


For more information please contact Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer


Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork