DKIT as part of their strategic plan are focussed on enhancing their existing STEM teaching spaces and also upgrading their existing building stock to improve the energy performance of these buildings.
The new facilities encompass a circa 1300sqm STEM Building which includes research and teaching laboratories and associated spaces which are linked to the existing teaching and lecture spaces and a new circa 1300sqm extension to the Regional Development Centre (RDC) which will focus on providing Incubation and Co-Working spaces for post graduate and new start-up companies with a particular focus on the digital heathcare sector.
The third aspect of the strategic plan is to upgrade the existing facilities which includes upgrade of the fabric of the North and South Building together with upgrade of 15 No laboratories within the existing buildings on a phased basis.
An Enabling Works project was completed in late 2020, the STEM Building has been procured and is due for completion in early 2023 and the the Fabric Upgrade projects will be completed on a phased basis over the next few years; The Digital Incubation Centre Extension to RDC project achieved planning in Q3 2021 and is on hold following a procurement process due to funding challenges.
Works are being procured in accordance with the CWMF requirements with the Reserved Specialist Procurement Route being implemented on some schemes within the overall programme for works.
- STEM Building Extension with High Tech Laboratories, Clean Rooms and Teaching Spaces
- Digital Incubation Centre Extension with start-up and collaboration spaces in a flexible building layout
- Phased Refurbishment and upgrade of fabric to existing building stock comprising close on 14,000sqm footprint
Client Name: Dundalk Institute of Technology
Project Value: €25m+
Architect: Scott Tallon Walker
Our Role: Cost Management
C&S: WS Atkins
Services: Delap & Waller