UCD’s Governing Authority has formally approved spending €145 million on Phase 1 of UCD’s Residence Masterplan. It aims to have 924 beds across three buildings ready for September 2020.

President Andrew Deeks confirmed the decision was made at yesterday’s meeting of the Governing Authority. He noted that UCD would be giving advance warnings about the temporary relocation of parking spaces as the project begins. The work will also disrupt traffic on campus. UCD received approval from An Bord Pleanala in January for the first two phases of its Masterplan, following a Strategic Housing Development (SID) application.

Deeks also revealed that construction was about to begin on the Private Club, which will be located alongside O’Reilly Hall. The project received planning permission last April, but was delayed due to issues with UCD’s applications for its Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificates. The Private Club is set to be completed by April 2019.

Cian Carton – Editor

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