Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

Building Owner
Royal College of Surgeons
Henry J. Lyons
Castle Ceilings and Partitions Limited

Project Background

The New Academic Educational Building (NAEB) for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland builds on the College’s heritage of excellence and innovation and its historical presence in the Saint Stephen’s Green campus. The building is a student and academic centre and promotes the continued development of the RCSI community in the heart of the city. The completed building accommodates surgical training, clinical simulation facilities, a 540 seat lecture theatre, tutorial rooms, a range of training rooms, a 600 student library, student sports hall, gym and associated support facilities.


The Challenge

A lightweight partition system was required in lecture rooms to support various fixtures such as whiteboards, screens, and trainee medical equipment.  The partition system also needed to meet the fire and acoustic requirements necessary in academic buildings.  Quality and performance were key in this innovative high-performance build.


The Approach

Gyproc Habito was used as part of the overall system to achieve not only the acoustic and fire requirements but also fixing strength without the need for a sacrificial plywood layer to support the many fixings that were required throughout the building.


“Habito allowed us to install a fully certified partition system without the need to introduce plywood.  This meant we were fully covered by Gyproc SpecSure warranty.”


Castle Ceilings and Partitions Limited