The development has several sustainable elements, including surface water attenuation, infiltration trenches, permeable paving and green roofs.
Eamonn McElduff

Eamonn McElduff

Associate
Client
Maynooth University
Architect
Heneghan Peng
Location
Co. Kildare
Value
€23.0m
Market

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan provided full civil and structural engineering services for this 297-bed student housing complex at Maynooth University.

Solution

The development consists of 3 individual courtyard blocks, 3 to 9 stories in height, with a total gross floor area of c. 9,300m2.

It includes a variety of apartment types, seminar rooms, retail and student social spaces cleverly integrated with existing campus facilities.

The units were handed over on a phased basis to allow students to gradually move in before the project was fully completed.

Challenge

All the works were carried out on a confined site, on a live university campus, close to other student residences and mature residential dwellings.

Services provided:

  • Structural engineering design
  • Civil engineering design
  • Planning reports