Tyndall National Institute New Facility

This project is the development of a new 17,000m² facility on a site adjacent to the existing Tyndall National Institute (TNI) in Cork. The new building will allow TNI to expand its research operations in a new state of the art facility.

The new facility is designed to accommodate a doubling in size of TNI over the next ten years, as reflected in the Government’s National Development Plan. The proposed new facility will cater for up 250 post-graduate students (currently at circa 125) and 750 staff (currently circa 325).

The proposed site is located on the North Mall site, also known as Distillery Fields, which is located immediately across the north channel of the River Lee from TNI. It is proposed to integrate the new facility with the structure of the former bottling plant.

The TNI expansion is based on the express requirement of Government to upgrade and expand the Institute’s world-leading capabilities and expertise in cutting edge, state-of-the-art research. This has been explicitly referenced in the Governments Project 2040, National Development Plan 2018-2027 as well as within the subsequent DBEI document Investing in Business, Enterprise and Innovation 2018-2027. This investment will position the TNI as an international leader of scale in translational research in order to play a key role in the further development of ICT innovation and impact in Ireland.

Project Team

Tim Cronin , Capital Projects Officer, UCC

Finbarr Wall, Deputy Capital Projects Officer, Capital Projects, UCC


Design Team 

Architect Scott Tallon Walker
Civil and Structural Engineers Curtins Consulting 
Fire Engineers Goldsmith Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers O'Connor Sutton Cronin Engineers
Quantity Surveyor Aecom 
PSDP Services Goldsmith Engineering



Planning permission - Awaiting decision by An Bord Pleanála


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


Buildings and Estates Office

Foirgnimh agus Eastáit

Western Road, Cork