The University is developing The Hub in the centre of the campus by extending and conserving the historic Windle (medical) Building. Located at the heart of the University, the Hub will be at the centre of UCC's commitment to delivering a world class student experience. By bringing together previously dispersed and unconnected activities and programmes, the Hub will provide space within which more of our students take part in activities that impact significantly on their retention, progression, success and employability.

On completion the c. 4,000mHub will house a range of activities and services which provide opportunities for all UCC students to become independent thinkers ready for the challenges of the 21st century - part of a diverse and globally-oriented academic community, 'world ready and work ready'.

Project Team

Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer, UCC.

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

Design Team 

  • Architectural Services & Design Team Leader

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

  • Conservation Architects

Jack Coughlan Associates

  • Civil Engineering Services

Horgan Lynch

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services

RPS Group

  • Quantity Surveying Services


  • Project Supervisor Design Phase


Main Contractor

  • J. J. Rhatigan


The Main Contractor J.J. Rhatigan commenced construction in early August 2017.

The Hub is scheduled to be open for business and user occupied offering a wide range student services in early 2020. 


Hub Website


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


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