Academy of Music new campus opens with O’Reilly Concrete’s help

Academy of Music

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Royal Irish Academy of Music – RIAM. To commemorate this milestone, RIAM has recently undergone a €25 million redesign that has transformed it into a modern campus.

O’Reilly Concrete Ltd are proud to have been part of this ambitious project along with the main project contractor Purcell Construction. The reimagined RIAM now provides students with first-class facilities and enhanced access to musical training and education. Let’s take a look at what this new campus has to offer.

Facilities of the Newly Refurbished RIAM

The newly refurbished RIAM offers

  • Double the number of teaching rooms
  • A 300-seat concert hall
  • 5 acoustically treated faculty zones
  • An opera studio
  • A sonic arts hub

Additionally, there is also a music therapy facility for those who wish to use music as a form of healing. With these state-of-the-art facilities, students will have increased access to higher standards for musical training and education.

RIAM Library Photo by Philip Shields

Increased Capacity for Education and Performance

The newly refurbished RIAM not only boasts improved infrastructure to support musical education and performance but also increased capacity for up to 3500 students to receive training and education at the academy each year. This means that more students than ever before will be able to pursue their dreams in music with better resources available for their use.

RIAM Academy Gets a Tune-Up with O’Reilly Concrete’s Help

O’Reilly Concrete’s hollowcore floors, precast walls, stairs and columns were instrumental (pardon the pun!) in the construction of a 6-storey extension onto the existing building covering over 4,394sq

New Lecture Hall RIAM

We are proud to have collaborated with the esteemed Royal Irish Academy of Music. The O’Reilly Group was honoured to help provide RIAM with a cutting-edge campus, giving students access to top-notch facilities and an exceptional education. This investment in Ireland’s musical culture ensures its longevity.

RIAM Music Director Deborah Kelleher. Photo by Barry Cronin

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