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Tyndall National Institute Phase 3 Refurbishment

Interior and exterior of Tyndall National Institute Phase 3

Project Description

The Tyndall Phase 3 office refurbishment involved the upgrade to one of the older buildings in the Tyndall National Institute. The design team was led by Scott Tallon Walker Architects. The brick structure was constructed in 1903 and was originally a kiln building and part of the Maltings complex until its conversion to a 3-storey office building in the last 50 years. It is adjacent to the boundary with Presentation Brothers secondary school and the river Lee.

As part of the upgrade the building required all internal structures including floors, stairs and partition walls to be fully demolished and removed.  The existing cellular office layouts were replaced by open plan floors with a new fa├žade design on the western elevation. The project delivered an extra floor in the structure as well as aligning the current floor levels with the floors of the adjacent building.  As part of the conservation element of the project all existing roof tiles were carefully removed and reused on the finished structure. The existing lime mortar brickwork joints were also repointed and brought back to their original condition.

The project resulted in an increase of floor area from 450m2 to 620m2 and has doubled the occupancy potential of the building.  The project was also subject to an Energy Efficient Design review process that was coordinated through the UCC Energy & Utilities Manager and Tyndall Facilities Manager. An external stair was constructed to create a new additional fire escape route from each floor and provide an improvement in general circulation within the building.

Start July 2019                       Completion Date December 2020
Status Complete    

Project Team



UCC Tim Cronin Capital Projects Officer
  David Burke Project Manager
  Kevin Horgan Project Manager
Design Team Architect Scott Tallon Walker
  Civil Structural Curtins
  Mech & Elect JODA
Summerhill Construction    

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

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