UCD acquired the former Phillips Electronics building on Clonskeagh Road adjacent to Belfield Campus.
Condition assessment was carried out by Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates (CSEA) and Kavanagh Tuite Architects whereupon the building was deemed suitable for refurbishment and re-use as the new School of Civil Engineering.
An Enabling Works project was carried out by Walmac that included demolitions, diversion of existing pumped drainage to a gravity sewer, construction of new internal contained laboratory drainage and ground floor slabs.
Work commenced on Phase 1 reconstruction of Block B in June 2006 and was completed on programme by John Paul Construction for the start of the 2008 academic year.
The completed section of the building consists of 6000m² of lecture, seminar, laboratory, studio and office space, and accommodates the Faculties of Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture.
The second phase of the contract was the enabling works to allow for the construction of a new gym for Leinster Rugby. These works included new drainage, and sub-division of the building. Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates acted as Civil and Structural Engineers on the project.