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Waterford Institute of Technology - Tourism and Leisure Building


Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Waterford, Ireland Waterford Institute of Technology €35M 2009 1

Project details

We persuaded the client to follow the “kitchen of the future” concept by examining each item of cooking equipment, understanding it and replacing it with more efficient equipment.

Our design addresses energy conservation in complex, high energy kitchen systems in an innovative way, bringing a new level of environmental performance to catering.

The building’s overall energy performance consumes less than half the energy of a similar building constructed to good practice standards.

The building offers an excellent case study of the use of displacement kitchen ventilation in Irish conditions.

Chris Croly Director of Building Services Engineering


  • create eight student kitchens which require cooking equipment densities that are considerably higher than those found in commercial kitchens


  • a kitchen without precedent
  • a displacement ventilation system, not used before in a kitchen environment, replaces traditional air conditioning
  • CIBSE Sustainable Building Services Design Award

Integrated services

environmental engineering