Royal College of Surgeons

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) €80 million campus is an exemplar of modern building design.

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Royal College of Surgeons


Henry J Lyons

Main contractor

Bennett Construction


Castle Ceilings

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Area M2




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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) €80 million campus is an exemplar of modern building design. RCSI is a double recipient of Education Building and Public Choice prizes at the 2018 Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland awards. It is a stunning project meeting all the demands an institution of this repute requires.

 SAS International worked with award-winning Irish architect, Henry J Lyons, contractor Bennett Construction and subcontractor Castle Ceilings to deliver exceptional ceiling design solutions to befit the airy, communal spaces.

 Installed in circulation areas to lifts and in the building’s atrium, SAS International’s product, SAS740, was selected for its quality, aesthetic and its functionality. This flexible, striking system is perfect for projects demanding a premium finish to open linear ceilings.

 As well as its visual appearance, SAS740 was chosen for its ability to incorporate LED luminaire lighting. Although at the time of the project SAS740i had yet to be launched, SAS International produced a bespoke width profile to integrate with the LED luminaire lights.

 Access to the fan-coil units was also required to ensure the heating and cooling systems were managed efficiently. Therefore, bespoke SAS740 600mm x 600mm access panels were made with a unique hinge/touch-latch mechanism. This was completely crucial to ensuring the safe operation of the ceiling while maintaining health and safety in some of the university’s highly-populated zones.

 In this project, SAS740 proved to be a versatile linear ceiling solution, providing vital access for service maintenance without compromising on impressive geometric designs.

 Located at No. 26 York Street, Dublin, RCSI’s new campus incorporates state-of-the-art medical equipment, ranging from a ‘dry lab’ containing high-tech simulation devices and a ‘wet lab’ for students to hone their surgical techniques. A remarkable building designed to transform clinical learning experiences, this project required quality ceiling design solutions to give RCSI students the best university environment to flourish in.

 A prestigious project, SAS International is pleased to have worked on such a momentous build that will go down in Ireland’s history books. One of Dublin’s largest new builds in this century, RSCI is a testament to Irish education and indeed the clinicians and surgeons of tomorrow.

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