McKeon Group Project Update: National College of Art and Design

McKeon Group is proud to be working on the iconic NCAD campus in Dublin 8. 


The National College of Art and Design is Ireland’s leading institution offering art and design education, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. While the origins of the College date back to 1746, the Department of Education in the new Irish State took control of it in 1924. Twelve years later it became the National College of Art and, in 1971, the National College of Art and Design, or NCAD as it is known today, was established by an Act of the Oireachtas. The College has four Schools: Design, Education, Fine Art and Visual Culture.

The NCAD campus is situated on Thomas Street, in the historic Liberties area of Dublin 8. The campus is made up of a number of buildings, varying in age and  design, including: the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, situated within what used to be the old fire station; the Philip Treacy Seminar Room, the Orpen Seminar Room; the Harry Clarke House Meeting Room, which overlooks busy Thomas Street, and the Oak Room. These buildings are used not only for education and training, but for hosting some of Dublin’s most prestigious events. 

The McKeon Group team is currently appointed to carry out significant fire remediation works across a number of buildings that make up the NCAD campus. Project works consist of new and replacement electrical and minor mechanical works; lift installation; firestopping works; works to internal and external doors, windows, rooflights and ancillary works – images below. As of May 2021, the on-site team is working on the first fixings of the electrical works and expect to commence second fixings shortly.

This €2.5 million project is programmed to take approximately one year in total to complete. 


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