UCD has submitted a planning application for an extension to the north-west side of the existing two-storey O’Reilly Hall. The proposed building will be 1832.45 square metres in size and situated at the north-west side of the existing building.
The building is to function as a “University Club,” expected to be used for alumni and external events. The new building will “include social and dining facilities, meeting rooms and support spaces,” according to the planning application.
Another application has been submitted for a one-three storey extension to the Quinn School of Business, which will include a new lecture theatre and other teaching spaces.
Both projects were included in plans for the university’s Campus Development Plan 2016-2026. The plan also included extensive plans for new student accommodation, which would encompass 3,000 new beds. Planning applications for this accommodation have not yet been submitted.
Both the applications were submitted late December 2016. The deadline to make any observations on the applications is the beginning of February. For more information see: www.dlrcoco.ie