Kane Building Upgrade Works
The Kane Science Building is 46 years old having been opened in 1971 and needs a major refurbishment both in terms of facilities provided and in terms of the building fabric. Some internal improvements have been undertaken in recent years to undergraduate and research laboratories with part funding being secured from the Higher Education Authority under the Devolved Grant for Summer Projects and under the Research Facilities Enhancement Scheme (RFES).
The first stage of the project required the appointment of a design team to carry out a Feasibility Study for the redevelopment of the Kane Building in its entirety. This study identified and prioritized the works for the immediate and future phases of the project. The design team also had to consider the capacity of existing mechanical and electrical services & utilities, condition of the façade, signage & wayfinding; and the removal of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) for the entire building.
The feasibility study identified that Phase 1 of this process was to upgrade elements of the ventilation systems in various labs throughout the building and the buildings 46-year-old cast iron water tanks.
The upgrade works were carried out with through the summer months of 2019 when lab use was low. These works were coordinated by the Capital Projects Office with the help of the Chemistry Department and the Engineering Maintenance and Utilities Department within Buildings and Estates.
|Start Date||June 2019||Completion Date||April 2020|
|UCC||Tim Cronin||Capital Projects Officer|
|Design Team||Architect||Scott Tallon Walker|
|Mech & Elect||Murphy Belton|
For more information, please contact Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer @ firstname.lastname@example.org