The original Carrolls factory built between 1968 -1970 is on of the finest example of Miesian modernism producing in the state. In 2002, the building was acquired by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), to accomodate teaching and administrative facilities for the departments of Informatics and Creative Arts. STW architects refurbished the factory to meet new stringent environmental requirements whilst retaining the essence of the the original factory layout.
The original design received the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland / Gold Medal – Highly Commended. The refurbishment received an RIBA Award in 2012.