Dundalk Institute of Technology - Restaurant & Theatre Building Dundalk Institute of Technology - Restaurant & Theatre Building Dundalk Institute of Technology - Restaurant & Theatre Building

Dundalk Institute of Technology - Restaurant & Theatre Building

Bennett Won this PPP project at DKIT in 2005. The project involved the design, build and finance of the Restaurant Theatre Building. The Restaurant and Theatre building caters for the needs of the 4000 strong student population at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The restaurant/theatre was completed in 2006.

The Restaurant and Theatre was constructed using a steel frame and precast slabs/ metal deck roof. The metal deck roofs over the restaurant area allowed it to be designed as a wide open space which gives the Institute flexibility on how they wish to use it. The restaurant seats apx. 700 and is serviced by the adjoining kitchens.

The Theatre is designed for multi purpose use to enable the college to gain maximum benefit from the facility. It will seat 200 people on the retractable seating which can be folded away flush when not required. It also contains a lighting and sound system that can be managed remotely from the control room

The development is based on close working relationships between the college technical departments and the private sector team in order to arrive at the optimum solutions for the student population.

The building incorporates the most up to date catering and theatre equipment, with these being approved by specialist consultants and the Department of Education.

Project Details
Size: 6,000 sq. m.
Architect: Van Dijk Architects
Surveyor: Kerrigan Sheanon Newman
Timeframe: 14 Months
Cost: 7.5m
Location: Ireland