Major Works Completed at Maynooth University

Michael Nugent has completed and handed over a major mechanical installation at Maynooth University’s ICT Hub.DCIM100MEDIA

It’s been a long time coming but works at the new building at Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, have finally been completed. The ICT Hub was handed over at the end of July, ahead of the new academic year in September.

Michael Nugent designed and fitted a full mechanical installation for the €20m new build, including all sanitation, heating, plumbing and ventilation solutions. The project added to our already impressive portfolio of education projects, which includes M&E works at the University of Ulster, University of Dundee and multiple buildings at Queen’s University Belfast.

As the largest building on the university’s North Campus – located on the Maynooth to Kilcock road – the ICT Hub boasts four storeys of purpose-built space. It contains the Hamilton Institute, Callan Institute and the Department for Computer Science, as well as modern teaching areas to deliver the quality learning experience Maynooth University has become known for.

Speaking to Silicone Republic, university president, Prof. Philip Nolan said: “Students have realised that not only is the quality of our teaching and research second to none, but that we also offer an exceptional student experience to build the skills that students, as well as employers, recognise as increasingly valuable.

“It’s essential that our campus is able to accommodate our continued plans for growth and excellence in education,” he added.

The ICT Hub also contains a Business Incubation Centre where start-up companies can access essential resources and support. It’ll therefore be an important facility for the local economy as well as the university, which has been met with soaring numbers of ICT course applicants for the incoming academic year.



Formerly known at the National University Ireland (NUI) Maynooth until its rebrand in August 2014, Maynooth University is internationally recognised for its research and scholarship. It’s committed to providing exceptional student experience both in quality teaching, innovative resources and a vibrant student life.

With over 9000 students from 20 countries, the university is rapidly growing both in size and reputation. In 2011, it was the first university outside of the USA to be listed in the Princeton Review of Colleges – one of many accreditations that mark its growing success.

Michael Nugent was delighted to be involved in the development of Maynooth University’s ICT Hub, which will enhance this already inspiring education establishment.

Want to see more of the final product? You can find pictures of the completion on our Google+ pages.