Griffith College

Sympathetic Residential New Build

Griffith College: New Student Residence

Griffith College Ireland – Irish: Colaiste Ui Ghriofa, located in the heart of Dublin is situated on a 7 acre campus and has a heritage dating back over 200 years. Established in 1974 it is the largest and longest established private third level college in the Republic of Ireland and has a student population of over 7,000.

Student Accommodation New Build

Due to increasing demand for student accommodation in Dublin, Griffith College undertook a major building programme to cater for an ever increasing number of students attending their third level courses. The existing building has a redbrick façade with sliding sash windows.

The proposed new extension had to match this style with a traditional sliding sash windows that had high energy performance ratings and was maintenance-free. The Signature clad/wood sliding sash window met this brief.

Signature Alu Clad Sliding Sash Windows

Over 900 clad/wood Signature sliding sash windows were supplied and installed over a very tight 3/4 month build period in order for accommodation to ready for the students on returning to college after the Summer recess in September/October.  The windows were installed into a steel and pre-cast external structure to mock the existing traditional and to allow for a fast-track build schedule. Staged delivery schedules were agreed between the main contractors Hegarty and the Signature Commercial Project team.

Conception to Completion Involvement

Two of the  Signature Windows dedicated installation crews worked around the clock and installed approximately 40 window units a day in order to meet on site schedules.

The Signature manufacturing plant has the ability to manufacture over 800+ units a week and could thus guarantee that delivery demands would be met.

Due to the very high quality control levels within the factory all windows met the high standards required. Signature Windows was involved in this project from conception to completion and ensured each part of the project was fitted on-time and on budget.


For specification details visit Signature Aluminium Clad Wood Windows

Griffith College Student Residence Case Study

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    “The design insisted that the windows must be up and down sliding sash to sympathise with the existing windows on campus. Also all current building regulations had to be met. The Signature Window and Door company performed very well, meeting all programme deadlines and the installation crew were very easy to deal with. The 900 windows were of exceptional quality, fully finished and installed within a limited time frame. The final outcome looks great.”
    Ciaran McCoy of Aidan Powell & Associates -Project Architect.