Your New Student Hub

Coming 2019

We are pleased to share with you the plans for the brand new student building that will open in 2019. The ‘Student Hub Project’, designed by world-renowned architects O’Donnell + Tuomey, will transform the Windle Building into a dynamic hub of student activity at the centre of the campus.

Located between the main quadrangle and the Kane Building, the building will be a state-of-the-art facility for students, staff and visitors to the university alike, in the heart of University College Cork’s beautiful historic campus.

This website will introduce you to the history of the building and outline the timeline for the project. It will also give you a glimpse of what the building will look like, so that you can explore the new spaces before it opens.

Project Timeline

These zones bring together the various administrative and educational strands of University Life in a new student-focused building


Architects Appointed

Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey are appointed to design a brand new student building. The development is part of UCC's Strategic Plan to deliver: “research-inspired teaching and learning with a world-class student experience”.



Design process and consultation

Following the appointment of the architects, a project structure was established to ensure a wide scope of collaboration and consultation. Five-working groups were established to represent each of the stakeholder groups in the project.



Enabling works & construction

Enabling works for the project will prepare the site for construction. This involves removing extensions to the back of the building and ensuring that the current Windle Building is conserved during the construction project.



Project Completion

The Student Hub Project is expected to be completed in 2019. The Student Hub is a five-storey, technology-rich building for staff, students and visitors to the university. It will provide a new home for student activities and services.