UCD Estate Services https://ucdestates.ie University College Dublin Estate Services Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:50:10 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Smarter Travel Campus – Light up your Bike! https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2020/01/10/smarter-travel-campus-light-up-your-ride/ Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:01:28 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=5010 January 2020 Summary:

Being able to see and to be seen are two of the most important safety considerations cyclists should take into account during winter bike commuting. The UCD Smarter Travel Group, with assistance from An Garda Siochana, will be running two evening “Light up your Bike” events at the N11 and Clonskeagh exits of the Belfield Campus where we will be providing front and rear bike lights that can be used as a back up emergency set for campus cyclists with damaged or missing lights.

Tuesday 21st January: Clonskeagh exit, 16:00 – 18:00 Thursday 23rd January: N11 exit, 16:00 – 18:00

Smarter Travel Group Chair, Mark d’Alton said, “We are very keen that everybody commuting by bicycle stay as safe as they possibly can – and that means being well lit up, particularly at this time of year. Everybody should have at least one good light front and rear. We are holding this event to highlight to all cycling commuters the importance of making sure that they are visible to other road users – and that they also need to obey the law. We would encourage every cyclist to make sure that they have good lights and that are in proper working order.”

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Access & Parking Arrangements 06 January – 10 January Inclusive https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2020/01/06/access-parking-arrangements-06-january-10-january-inclusive/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:20:14 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=5001 Parking Date06 January 2020 Summary:

Please note important information regarding access, traffic calming barriers and line marking work taking place during the week Monday 6th January to Friday 10th January inclusive.

Changes to campus parking facilities have taken place to increase the number of parking spaces available to parking permit holders.

UCD Sport and Fitness member spaces in car park N2 (Veterinary Sciences/UCD Club) are changing use to permit parking spaces Additional permit parking spaces are being marked in car parks N1 (Old running track) and O1 Observatory Car Park W8 (Newstead Block C) will fully become a visitor pay and display car park Car Park W2 will change use from pay and display to permit parking Raised gravel section of car park W3 will change use from permit parking to visitor pay and display parking

Please click here for the latest map of car parks and designations.

From Monday 13th January the traffic barrier at the rear of the Lochlann Quinn School of Business will be placed back into operation and the traffic barriers at the Church and rear of the Library/Observatory will remain in an open position. This change will make the car parks O1 (Observatory) and O2 (rear of Belgrove Student Residences) accessible via the Clonskeagh & Newstead entrances to campus when the traffic barriers are closed and balance the remaining number of parking spaces accessible via those entrances and the N11 entrance.

During the times when traffic barriers are closed (07:00 – 10:30 & 16:00 – 19:30, Monday – Friday) vehicle access to the below buildings via the N11 entrance will not be possible. During these times access will be via the Clonskeagh and Newstead entrances and additionally via the Rosemount Entrance for the Oakmount Creche. Cyclist and pedestrian access remains unchanged:

Building 71 Gerald Manley Hopkins Building Newman Building James Joyce Library Oakmount Creche

Additionally and as per previous years, car park N1 will be closed on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of January to facilitate coach parking for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Traffic Stewards will be on duty during this time to direct traffic to alternative facilities.

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Power outage affecting Belfield Campus https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/12/19/power-outage-affecting-belfield-campus-2/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 16:27:02 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4994 POWER UnscheduledDecember 19th, 2019 Summary:

Thursday 19th December @15:25 — ESB have confirmed that they have rectified the fault that affected power supply to UCD after 3pm this afternoon. All buildings and services are expected to operate as normal. If you are still experiencing local power supply issues in UCD please email estates@ucd.ie or call (01)7167000

Thursday 19th December @15:15 — Power has been restored to UCD Belfield Campus. We are awaiting confirmation from ESB Networks Ireland that the fault has been fully rectified.

Thursday 19th December @14:30 — The power outage affecting Belfield is due to an external fault on the network affecting a wider area. ESB Networks Ireland are working to rectify the issue as a matter of urgency. UCD Technical Services will continue to work on preparing the network in advance of power being restored.

Thursday 19th December @14:11 — Please note that due to an electrical fault on power to several buildings on the Belfield campus are currently without power. Our technical team is working to remedy the situation . Further updates will be issued, but in the meantime, please follow any direction given by UCD Estate Services representatives.

We apologise for any inconvenience this is causing. If you require additional information please email estates@ucd.ie or call (01)7167000.

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Green Campus: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/12/19/green-campus-reducing-our-carbon-footprint/ Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:47:53 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4988

Duvets for Dogs: Estate Services and Green Campus Help Donate 4,000 Duvets Since 2016 https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/12/05/duvets-for-dogs-estate-services-and-green-campus-help-donate-4000-duvets-since-2016/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:10:31 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4949  



UCD Estate Services and UCD Green Campus support Dogs Trust donating almost 4,000 duvets and saving 3,920 kilos of waste from landfill since 2016.

Duvets for Dogs is a UCD Green Campus initiative that takes place when there is a turnover of students in the Residences. Instead of residents disposing of their duvet as they leave campus, Duvets for Dogs allows them the option to donate it to Dogs Trust Ireland.

If you are a UCD resident you may have the following Questions:

What does a donation consist of?

Dogs Trust (shipping containers)

Only clean duvets are accepted. No rips or tears in the duvet, no stains of any kind. No duvet cover / bed sheets / pillows – Please remove your duvet cover before placing the duvet into the plastic bag. It cannot be accepted with a cover. Protect the duvet from getting damp while in storage – roll up the Duvet in a plastic bag.



Husky Rescue Ireland (lockable bins)

Place the items into a clear biodegradable bag (available from your RA) to prevent them from getting damp. Ensure the items are clean and dry, no stains of any kind. No pillows or duvets.


Why does my donation make a difference?

Your donation creates a circular economy from redirecting something that could be labelled as waste to giving it a second lease of life.

Dogs love soft beds to have a snooze on, providing them a comfy bed is just one step towards making them happy.


When and where is the donation taking place?

Bagged duvets are to be placed into shipping containers in Glenomena and Ashfield Car Parks between the hours of 04.00 to 22.00 from 16th of December until the 23rd of December.

Bagged Husky items can be placed in the Lockable bins in Glenomena and Ashfield located near the shipping containers.



The Great Donate – UCD SU and Estate Services

If you have any kitchenware that you wish to donate to charity you can do so in the Ashfield social space on the following dates between 12.00 and 16.00 as part of the SU Great Donate Campaign.

Saturday 7th Saturday 14th Thursday 19th Friday 20th Saturday 21st

Parking arrangements for conferring ceremonies December 2019 https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/11/28/parking-arrangements-for-conferring-ceremonies-december-2019/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:28:25 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4929 Parking Period02 December - 05 December 2019 Summary:

The following traffic arrangements will be in place from Monday 2nd December to Thursday 5th December due to conferring ceremonies taking place on campus:

Monday 2nd December – Thursday 5th December inclusive Car Park N2 (O’Reilly Hall) and the gravel section of Car Park N3 will be closed.

Traffic calming barriers on campus will remain open from Monday December 2nd to Thursday December 5th inclusive.

Traffic Stewards will be on duty to direct traffic to alternative facilities. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. For the full schedule of conferring ceremonies please click here

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Green Campus: Sustainable Commuting https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/11/28/green-campus-sustainable-commuting/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 07:15:11 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4922

Dublin City Marathon 2019 – Belfield Campus Access Arrangements https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/10/21/dublin-city-marathon-2019-belfield-campus-access-arrangements/ Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:41:21 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4881 Access Date27 October 2019 Summary:

As in previous years due to the route of the Dublin City Marathon taking place on Sunday 27th October passing by the Belfield Campus, all vehicular gates will be closed from 9am to 5pm with the exception of the Greenfield gate (off the N11 opposite the Nutley Lane junction) which will be open from 9am to 5pm. The Belfield flyover will also be closed to vehicle traffic during this time.

The N11 Road (not the UCD N11 entrance and UCD flyover) is open for the duration of the event and access to UCD Belfield via the Greenfield Gate will be available. Between 9am and 5pm, the N11 entrance, Wynnsward Drive entrance, Owenstown Park, Richview entrance and the Newstead entrance will be closed on Sunday 27th. The Greenfield Gate will be open from 9am to 5pm only. UCD Internal traffic calming barriers will be in the open for the day.

Pedestrian entrances will remain open as per normal Sunday arrangements.

For information about the race itself and other traffic diversions click here

For information on Dublin Bus diversions click here

For DLRCOCO traffic arrangements please click here

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Parkunload – Managing EV Charging Spaces on Campus https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/10/08/parkunload-managing-ev-charging-spaces-on-campus/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:32:06 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4869 October - November 2019 Summary:

UCD Estate Services are pleased to announce we are working with Parkunload on a trial basis to investigate ways we can better manage access to and use of electric vehicle charging spaces on campus.

As part of the trial, we have placed new smart signage in three EV charging locations on the Belfield campus:

Ashfield Car Park (Car Park O11) Tierney Car Park (Car Park N4) Sutherland Car Park (Car Park O3)

The service works by downloading the Parkunload app from the Google or Apple stores. Users quickly register their car details and can use the app to display available spaces prior to parking or entering campus. Once parked in the EV space open the app; using the smart signage in place the app will automatically detect the area you are parked in and will show you the maximum allowed parking time.

For more information and video tutorials please visit the park unload website: Parkunload Tutorials & Information

Area / Buildings:

Belfield Campus

Additional Bike Repair Stands Installed https://ucdestates.ie/blog/2019/09/11/additional-bike-repair-stands-installed/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:20:51 +0000 https://ucdestates.ie/?p=4849

Three additional bike repair stands have been installed across the Belfield and Blackrock campuses, supplementing the existing three repair stands located at the James Joyce Library, Student Centre and Glenomena Student Residences.

The newly installed stands are located outside the Lochlann Quinn School of Business, Richview Architecture Building and Avoca Avenue shared pedestrian/cyclist entrance on the Blackrock campus.

Each kiosk features an air pump to reflate flat tyres and is equipped with a range of tools as listed below to help keep bikes in working shape.

Philips screwdriver Flat screwdriver T25 Torx screwdriver Adjustable spanner Flat wrench 8×10 mm Flat wrench 13×15 mm Hex key set Tyre levers ]]>