54 Days
14 Hours
06 Minutes
21 Seconds

"You belong here..."


A partnership between staff and students; the UCC Hub will deliver a unique state-of-the-art building for the whole university community.


Coming soon...
54 Days
14 Hours
06 Minutes
21 Seconds

"Here for you..."


Your first port of call for student services and student life organisations


Inside your Hub...
54 Days
14 Hours
06 Minutes
21 Seconds

"Where our past meets your future..."


One of UCC's oldest buildings reborn with inspiring architecture and innovative thinking.


It's some story...

What's different about our Hub?

"...student well-being is an absolute priority for us. Key student support services are now going to be based all together in the Hub, which will only improve supports for our students..."

Ben Dunlea - President, Student Union

"Designed with informal learning spaces on every level, the Hub will foster collaboration right in the heart of our historic campus, enhancing the delivery of academic services and student learning."

Prof. John O'Halloran - Deputy President & Registrar

"We're incredibly excited to move into our new collaborative space! Societies add such an important part of student life & I've no doubt that moving into the new hub will help us to expand even more."

Michaela Maher - President, UCC Societies

“The Hub will be a place where our staff can trial and develop new ways of teaching in flexible learning spaces, engaging our students in a unique educational and student experience."

Paul McSweeney – Vice-President for Learning and Teaching

"The new Hub will become a new heartbeat of student life on the campus. Its exciting design will facilitate new and creative approaches for student activities, learning, leadership & innovation."

Paul Moriarty - Director of Student Experience

The co-location of services in the Hub will help staff to work to create an enhanced experience for all students, and the central location will improve accessibility and availability of these services

Olive Byrne - Head of Access and Participation

1850 - 1859 The 1850's

1850 Appearance of first Windle building

A building first appeared on the site of the new Hub in 1850 when Lord Clarendon, the then-Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, made a donation to the then-Queen’s College Cork to construct a new medical building. ... Read more

1850 Appearance of first Windle building

A building first appeared on the site of the new Hub in 1850 when Lord Clarendon, the then-Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, made a donation to the then-Queen’s College Cork to construct a new medical building. This building, known as the Clarendon, was designed by Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward, the same architects behind the college’s iconic quadrangle. The medical building was mentioned in James Joyce’s seminal 1916 novel ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, as Joyce’s father studied in the building.

1950 - 1959 The 1950's

1950 Additions to the building over the years

By the 1950s, the gallery was removed from the museum building and the overall building was renamed to honour former Doctor and President of UCC Bertram Windle. ... Read more

1950 Additions to the building over the years

Over the next thirty years various additions were made to the structure, including a new dissecting room and a museum, though by the 1950s the gallery was removed from the museum building and the overall building was renamed to honour former Doctor and President of UCC Bertram Windle. Over the next 30 years various renovations were undertaken, and the anatomy department took more focus within the building, most notably a modern mortuary facility & a new dissecting room taking the space vacated by the medical library’s move to the Boole Library in 1982.

2000 - 2009 The 2000's

2000 New chapter for the Windle Building

The 2000s marked the beginning of the end for the Windle as it was in 2005. ... Read more

2000 New chapter for the Windle Building

The 2000s marked the beginning of the end for the Windle as it was: The School of Medicine moved to the newly constructed Brookfield Health Sciences Building in 2005, and in 2011 the Department of Anatomy moved to the Western Gateway Building. The Windle Building, listed on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, now lay mostly empty.

2020 - 2029 The 2020's

2020 Beginnings of the Hub

Award-winning architects O’Donnell + Tuomey were selected to design the new student hub building in 2014. ... Read more

2020 Beginnings of the Hub

Award-winning architects O’Donnell + Tuomey were selected to design the new student hub building in 2014, breathing new life into the now former-Windle building. Construction began in 2016 following a year of design & consultation work, with considerations being made to preserve aspects of the old structure. The Hub is due to open in January 2020.

The Hub, University College Cork

An Mol, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork, T12YF78

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