‘The Hub’ opens at University College Cork

One of the oldest buildings in the centre of the UCC campus has been conserved and transformed, and is now open as the Hub, a new centre designed to streamline student services and support student learning. 

The Hub, which extends over five floors, unites student services at a single point of contact for 26,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students and is located in the historic 170-year-old Windle Medical building, previously used for training generations of doctors.  

Located adjacent to the Boole Library and the historic Quad, the Hub will be the home for a range of student support services, student clubs and societies, while also providing new flexible study, teaching and event spaces. Amongst the services to operate from the new building are the Careers Service, Disability Support Service, UCC Plus, Student Well-being, Peer Support and the Student Experience Office. 

Two of the main A new state-of-the-art radio station has been incorporated into the Hub, while a large multi-purpose event space, the Atrium, makes up the majority of the ground floor. The old anatomy lecture theatre has been transformed into an intimate 70 seater indoor amphitheatre, while a new public space between the Hub and the Quad will allow for outdoor student and community events. 

The Ä17.5 million Hub was financed by the European Investment Bank. The building will be the most energy efficient on campus, and is fully accessible and is the location for the first Changing Places facility in Cork.