Student HUB

Student HUB

The University is developing a Student Hub building 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. The Hub is comprised of five linked spaces, each housing particular strands of student activity. These are:

  • Welcome Zone
  • Teaching and Learning spaces
  • Employability Zone
  • Student Success Centre
  • Student Life Zone

On completion the 3,800mHub 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

Niall McAuliffe - Capital Projects Officer
Tim O'Riordan - Project Manager, UCC

Design Team

Architects - O'Donnell Tuomey Architects
Civil & Structural Engineers - Horgan Lynch
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers - RPS Group
Quantitly Surveyor - Aecom


Planning Application lodged in December 2015.

Planning granted in June 2016.


The Main Contractor J.J. Rhatigan will commence construction in early August 2017 with an expected completion date of December 2019.

 Student HUB Site Strategy - O'Donnell & Tuomey (11,055kB) (11,055kB)

The Student Hub Project Pedestrian & Vehicular Routes Rev 2

Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork