Thomond Village UL

Construction of 503 en-suite Study bedrooms in 105 apartments in 3, 4 and 5 storey blocks. Construction of Entrance Pods, Village Centre, Laundry Building, Managers Block, Shower Rooms, Changing Rooms, Retail Units and all associated external works.

Homan O’Brien carried out the design of the Mechanical, Electrical and Lift Services Installations comprising of Energy Performance of the Building. The building design in addition to satisfying architectural criteria is also energy efficient. An overall target figure of 200 kWhm² of secondary energy consumption is set for the building. The Design Team adopted an integrated approach to the overall energy performance of the building, taking into account Fabric insulation levels, Passive solar heating, Glazing heat losses, heat gains, natural lighting, Time and temperature controls, Choice of hot water systems.

The design also included internal and external lighting installations, emergency lighting systems, fire alarm system, IT voice / data communication installations, CCTV security system, access control security systems and passenger lift services.

The Thomond Village Development also required the extension of services infrastructure across River Shannon.

The existing UL MV electrical supply was upgraded and extended to the Thomond Village Development on North Campus. A new ESB Networks MV electrical supply was also integrated onto the North Campus for future developments.

Energy efficient lighting solutions were utilized throughout Development. Day and night metering electric facilities installation to all 105 apartments.

Thomond Village at University of Limerick is a universally accessible facility providing accommodation for students with impaired mobility. Thomond Village achieved a Disability Access Certification. The main external entrance doors and main internal access doors have been provided with automatic swing door operators, consisting of transom mounted automatic operators, safety sensors on both sides of opening, finger safe protective devices and 150mm x 150mm push plate on both side of opening.

Thomond Village is located in the centre of the UL Campus. The construction of this building involved adjustments to existing site services and numerous connections into existing campus networks, including gas, water, electricity, fire alarm, security and IT voice / data services.

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