Campus Development Plan

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for the overall management of the University's capital works projects. In April 2016 the University embarked upon an ambitious Campus Development Plan and further information on the more plan may be accessed at the link below.

Campus Development Plan

During the period of the plan there will be a noticeable increase in construction traffic on the Glasnevin Campus and all staff, students and visitors should take additional care when moving through the campus.  

For further information on the forthcoming construction projects within the plan please click on the relevant links below.   

Last updated 22nd September 2022.

This project is currently on hold.

The proposed new student residences project on the Glasnevin Campus will consist of the demolition of the existing  sports pitches and the Larkfield Student Residences building to allow for the development of approximately 1,231 new en-suite bedrooms for on-campus student accommodation.

The project will provide seven new buildings (of approximately 50,000 m2), with associated public realm and landscaped areas. It will include a number of ancillary spaces, along with the provision of multi-functional spaces at ground floor level for commercial, conference, seminar and/or student support purposes.

Last updated 22nd September 2022.


The Future Tech Building project consists of the construction of a new science building on the Glasnevin campus. It will provide an additional c.9,500m2 of facilities to accommodate research and teaching activities for an estimated 3,000 STEM students.  

It is hoped that the project will enhance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in STEM education and research. 

The project proposes to consolidate a number of existing schools and units that are part of the Faculty of Science and Health, and the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, into one location whilst also providing general teaching space, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and ancillary social spaces, including a new Cafe.

Anticipated completion date: Q1 2024.

Last updated 22nd September 2022


The Public Realm project consists of the redevelopment of the space adjacent to the Main Restaurant on the Glasnevin Campus, within the open courtyard formed by the Albert College Extension, plus the Henry Grattan and Hamilton buildings.

The works include the renewal of all paved areas and construction of new planted areas, public spaces and amenities to cover approximately 4,000m2. 

Anticipated Completion Date: Q3 2022

Last updated 22nd September 2022.

As a public body in receipt of Exchequer funding the University is required to apply certain practices, procedures and guidelines, as set out by various government departments, with regard to the management and control of capital works projects. To address these requirements the University's Executive adopted a framework in November 2015 which sets out, at a high level, how the University's senior management is to exercise control and meet their oversight responsibilities for the the management of capital works, either initiated by the University or one of its wholly owned subsidiary companies. The framework will be applied to the Campus Development Plan 2016 - 2021.

Members of staff who wish to view the framework may be access it at the link below.   

Framework for the Management of Major Capital Works - (Staff Access Only)

Guidance on Framework Documentation - (Staff Access Only)

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