Atlantic Technological University Galway Medium Retrofit

Medium Retrofit of the ATU Creative Centre for Arts and Media Central Building, Wellpark Road, Galway City using both increased thermal performance of fabric and the installation of a high temperature heat pump to replace existing oil fire heating system under the Energy Efficient and De-carbonisation Pathfinder Program EEDPP being implemented by SEAI/Higher Education Authority under a devolved grant basis



Delivering RES-H reductions



Delivering emissions reductions

Project story


The scope of this contract is Medium Retrofit of the central part of GMIT CCAM Campus, Monivea Road, Galway City, using a high temperature heat pump to replace existing oil-fired heating system under the Energy Efficient and De-carbonisation Pathfinder Program EEDPP.

The Project will be in two phases Phase 1 will include Stages (i) – (ii b Inclusive), and proceeding to Phase 2 Stages ii a-V is subject to successful final approval by SEAI/HEA.

  • Focussed on ATU’s goal to achieve a cost optimal BER ‘B’ rating for the building
  • Delivering RES-H and emissions reductions of over 90% and 50% respectively
  • Upgrading fabric elements to reduce U-values to TDG-Part L (2017) s and improve building air permeability.
  • Replacing the current oil fuelled heating system with a High Temperature (HT) Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) and only using the existing oil boiler for peaking/backup.
  • Also includes upgrading the lighting and adding auto daylight and occupancy control together with the addition of solar-photovoltaic array to reduce daytime Maximum Import Capacity (MIC).


Client Name: Atlantic Technological University (Galway)

Project Value: Undisclosed

Our Role: Cost Management

Architect: Vincent Hannon Architects

PM: MKO Estates & Project Management

C&S: Tobin Consulting Engineers

Services: IN2

Atlantic Technological University (Galway)

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