Kane Building Upgrade Works

Interior Ducting

Kane Building Upgrade Design Drawing Interior

Kane Building Upgrade Exterior Design

Project Description

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 fa├žade, 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
Status P1 Complete  

 Project Team

UCC                                Tim Cronin               Capital Projects Officer 
Design Team Architect                                       Scott Tallon Walker 
  Civil Structural  Curtin
  Mech & Elect Murphy Belton
  Quantity Surveyor AECOM
Contractor Vision Contractor  

For more information, please contact Tim Cronin, Capital Projects Officer @ tim.cronin@ucc.ie  

Kane Building Upgrade Design Drawings Exterior

Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork