Our Brand New Residences Are Getting Closer And Closer

If you’ve walked around the Belfield campus lately, you can’t but have noticed the major construction works in progress.

This is the first stage of an ambitious programme of development that will provide over 2,000 new beds by the year 2024. This ensures that future generations of UCD students will  be able to source high-quality accommodation on campus, without being forced into off-campus accommodation in locations that involve a daily, time-consuming commute.

Work is already well advanced on the first stage in this construction programme, which will deliver 924 new dwellings from 2020. This stage will also result in construction of an exciting new Student Amenity Building that will be an important new addition to our student facilities on campus.

To minimise disruption during this programme of activity, our contractors normally confine work to the hours of 8.00am to 7.00pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays. From time to time, however, there may be events onsite, including large deliveries, that require activity outside these hours, including at weekends.

It is inevitable that there will be some noise disruption while our builders are on site, and we would ask you to bear with us as we strive to deliver an even better campus for our current and future student body.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Depending on how dry the weather is and the particular form of construction activity at any time, there is liable to be a level of dust.

As a general rule, the builders must confine work to the hours of 8.00am to 7.00pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays. From time to time, however, there may be events onsite, including large deliveries, that require activity outside these hours, including at weekends.

No. While building work will still be in progress during the coming academic year, we are not in a position to offer ongoing discounts as it will have a major impact on our ability to finance future residential development here at UCD.

The levels of noise and dust will be typical for a large-scale construction project.

It is anticipated that construction works on this programme of residential building will be complete by summer of 2024.

No. To minimise the impact of noise disruption, we will be making study areas available throughout the year that are as far away from the noise zones as possible

Yes – there may be some changes to how you access various locations on campus. The map on this page shows you the most recent Site Map and Access Arrangements. Please note that access routes and hoarding lines are subject to change during the course of this construction programme.

The site is now well established and has security lighting in place.

Phase 1 involves 924 new beds, and the first of these should be available for occupation from September 2020. Phase 2 involves approximately 1,250 further beds.

We will be publishing regular updates on construction works in your student ezine, so keep an eye out for what’s happening on the building front.