A look inside GSA’s 402 bed student accommodation 2020

Brand new for January 2020, Highfield Park is a 402-bed student accommodation located at 274 North Circular Road, Dublin 7. The campus is aimed to cater for students of Trinity College and TUD’s Grangegorman Campus.

Construction is due for completion in Q4 2019, enabling GSA to offer rooms for the second semester of 2020. The development includes a range of ensuites, studios, gatehouses and townhouses.

Students will have access to an onsite gym and studio, study rooms, shared kitchen spaces, cinema area and even an outdoor walking trail and BBQ areas.

The scheme comprises 9 blocks (A to G) which range in height from 1 to 7 storeys with a single storey basement under Block E. All the blocks except for Block A, B and D have balconies.

Architectural CGI of Highfield Park student - 3D Design Bureau
Architectural CGI of Highfield Park – 3D Design Bureau

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau liaised with DTA Architects to produce an off-plans 360 virtual tour and exterior, interior and aerial CGIs which were used for both planning and marketing purposes for the student accommodation.

Off-plans 360 virtual tour of Highfield Park student - 3D Design Bureau
Off-plans 360 virtual tour of Highfield Park – 3D Design Bureau

Development team:

Client – GSA (Global Student Accommodation): GSA operates in all the major university learning areas in the world.

Project Manager – Cogent Associates: are an independent project and cost management consultancy, providing a comprehensive range of specialist property related services, across all sectors, spanning the entire lifecycle of construction projects

Architect – DTA Architects: is a design oriented practice with a commitment to and reputation for quality of architectural design and client service at all stages from initial brief definition, conceptual design, feasibility studies and master-planning, to the delivery of completed building projects.

Quantity Surveyor – Cogent Associates: are an independent project and cost management consultancy, providing a comprehensive range of specialist property related services, across all sectors, spanning the entire lifecycle of construction projects

Structural Engineers – CS Consulting: are Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants, established in January 2012, with offices based in Dublin, Limerick and London.  Our Group have a proven track record in providing a top-quality engineering service throughout Ireland and UK.

Services Engineers – Murphy Belton: is a building services consultancy offering expertise in Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering

Main contractor – Walls Construction Limited: Established over 60 years Walls is a privately owned company and is one of Ireland’s leading building contractors.

CGI consultants – 3D Design Bureau: are specialists in Architectural Visualisation, BIM and VR – Delivering Quality Design Planning and Marketing Solutions. For this project, Team 3DDB created a series of aerial and interior CGIs all of which were used for marketing and planning purposes. They are based in Dublin, Ireland.

GSA required an off-plans 360 virtual tour and exterior, interior and aerial CGIs which were used for both planning and marketing purposes. They received planning permission and their marketing images have made the rounds on national media. We’d love to hear about your project.