ATU Science Block is a third-level educational institution situated in the town of Sligo. The institute has three faculties and nine departments.
ATU's long term institute masterplan is aimed to provide improved facilities for the institutes, 7,000 students. The Institute aims to become the college of first choice for people who wish to study or teach in the west and north-west regions. It plans to support the development of Sligo as a gateway growth centre by providing the infrastructure for education and research that the region needs, and by expanding the academic, research and post-graduate opportunities it offers.
IN2 were appointed to conduct M&E services to the campus Science Block & Block L buildings. ATU's Science Block project comprised of a four-storey extension to the current university building together with partial refurbishment. IN2’s Energy Centre Carbon Analysis compiled an assessment of energy and associated carbon for heating systems, identifying what reductions in consumption and emissions could be achieved through lower energy systems. IN2 were able to propose an effective solution for the building which resulted in 50% reduction of carbon emissions.
The project includes the demolition of a neighbouring campus building that will provide the required land to facilitate the proposed extension which will create a further 3,800sqm of space.
ATU's Science Block involves the upgrade and extension of ATU Sligo's pre-existing teaching facilities including the addition and refurbishment of science laboratories with the provision of a new ISO Grade 8 cleanroom. The overall refurbishment services on the existing building spans approximately 750sqm. As part of the project, works also include PC laboratories, studios, classrooms, lecture theatres, research facilities, and online learning centres, together with staff and ancillary accommodation.
IN2 are delighted to have worked on this project and to support ATU's long-term masterplan which aims to provide improved facilities for the students and staff.