A four-storey 3,000m2 building designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects for Queen’s University to accommodate Computer Science facilities.
The building is built around the original concrete frame of the 1978 Bernard Crossland Building (BCB). The main contractor O’Hare & McGovern commenced work in December 2014. Eastwood Demolition carried out partial demolition of the original building during January – February 2015. FK Lowry completed piling works to install 205no. 300mm dia. CFA piles to 18m during early 2015. Installation of the steel structures extending the existing building were completed during summer 2015.
The building was largely completed by April 2016 and comprises reuse and extension of the BCB and refurbishment of the adjacent 14 – 16 Malone Road connected via a new glazed link. The completed project provides 5,911m2 gross floorspace; 3,539m2 refurbished existing floorspace and 2,372m2 new floorspace.
The building is designed to achieve the target of Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Excellent’ rating.