• Project Name: NUI Galway Student Accommodation Phase 1
  • Project Type: Residential , Student Accommodation, BIM Modelling
  • Project Value: €24m
  • Our Role: Mechanical Electrical & Sustainable Design, BIM Modelling


Phase 1 of the New Student Accommodation, known as Goldcrest Village, comprises of 429No. Beds across 74No. clusters of varying sizes (4, 5 & 6 bed).  Office space and common areas are also provided. The Development Contains 4No. individual Blocks, one 4-storey and 3No. x 3-storey, with a total 12,000m2, all encompassed by a Landscaped Courtyard, plus Central Plant Facilities, c/w Satellite Plantrooms in each Block and a Dedicated ESB Sub-station.

  • Full BIM Design to Level 2
  • BER A3 Rated
  • All Bed and Living rooms have natural lighting and ventilation
  • Air tightness and insulation level of 2.9m3/m2/hr@50Pa
  • Energy Efficient LED Lighting Throughout with Environmentally Sensitive Controls/ Daylight/ Presence Control
  • Fully Addressable Fire Detection and Alarm System Interlinked with Lifts and HVAC Systems, Data and Power Services Provision for Client Server/Comms Rooms
  • Electronic Security Control Using Prox Cards to Pperate Doors, bedrooms, Central Services
  • Digital Security Closed Circuit Television System with Hard Disk Recording
  • Audio Visual Intercom Unit Linking each Apartment to the External Entrance
  • Natural Ventilation with High Levels of Airtightness and Insulation
  • Centralized Energy Centre & Building Energy Management System (BEMS)
  • Energy Metering on all Heating Circuits and Electrical Consumer Units to Apartment Clusters, Landlord Distribution Boards, and Lifts
  • Fibre Connectivity to NUIG ICT system via diverse routes
  • 10 No. Regenerative Drive Passenger Lift Installations

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