Our new campus at Grangegorman, which is the largest investment in Higher Education in Europe, brings together many of our city-centre activities in one vibrant, cutting-edge campus, providing our students with an incomparable educational experience. Together with our campuses in Bolton Street, Blanchardstown, Aungier Street and Tallaght, Grangegorman provides a welcoming working environment where students and staff can explore their abilities and reach their full potential.
The current development phase at Grangegorman saw the East Quad open in late 2020 - you can see a video of the building here while the Central Quad began welcoming small numbers of students, public health guidelines permitting, from April 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings have been significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff - Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
A Student Handbook is available for those of you who have moved to these new buildings to help you find your way around and to answer any questions you may have.
The Central Quad is the largest building on the new campus. It is now the new home for all six schools of the College of Sciences & Health (formerly located in Kevin Street), as well as two schools from the College of Arts & Tourism (formerly located in Cathal Brugha Street), and one school from the College of Engineering & Built Environment (which was formerly located in Kevin Street):
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Food Science and Environmental Health
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics & Clinical & Optometric Sciences (including the National Optometry Centre)
- Culinary Arts and Food Technology
- Hospitality Management and Tourism
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Highly specialised laboratories and learning centres provide a world-class education environment, attracting the best and brightest students to TU Dublin and positioning researchers at the forefront of scientific discovery. The emphasis throughout the building is on openness and accessibility, putting learning ‘on show’ and allowing students and visitors to observe activities in laboratories and training areas.
The East Quad located just across from the main Rathdown entrance to the campus, is a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman campus but also for the city. Opened in late 2020, students can access the East Quad directly via the Broadstone Gate – a new public plaza due to open in Summer 2021 that will incorporate the Broadstone/University Luas stop on the Green Line.
East Quad is home to students of:
- Creative Arts
- Social Sciences
The fluid nature of the design and the vibrancy of the learning environment facilitates exhibitions of students’ visual artwork as well as dramatic and musical performances in the 400-seat Concert Hall, 80-seat Black Box Theatre and 80-seat Recital Hall, all of which will be accessible to general audiences once public health restrictions are relaxed. The design of the external spaces and landscaping outside the building will also be conducive to a variety of uses such as performance, media projection and exhibition of sculpture.
The Greenway Hub is a state-of-the-art facility for research and innovation. Located on a raised site, the building overlooks the landscaped campus grounds, including the tree-lined Green Way Avenue, and offers beautiful views right across Dublin City. It is home to the Environmental, Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) and to TU Dublin Hothouse.
The first new building on the Grangegorman campus, the Greenway Hub, is purposely located in the centre of campus so that innovation and research are at the heart of academic and student activity. While the laboratory and incubation spaces are specific to their purposes, the building also includes seminar rooms and meeting rooms which can be available to colleagues and students based on the campus.
In 2017, TU Dublin began an ambitious project to bring the oldest building on the campus back into use. The Lower House, which opened in early 2021, is an important part of the new University campus, and when public health restrictions allow, will offer a range of services for students. There is a large dining area, while the building also provides Student Union facilities along with a dance studio and indoor sports areas. There are also 18 music rooms for TU Dublin Conservatoire complementing facilities in the East Quad. The Lower House will is also be linked by way of a beautifully landscaped walkway to the East Quad.
This video explores the history of the Lower House and the ambitious project to restore the building and transform it into a multi-purpose space for students.
Once public health restrictions allow, students will participate in a range of activities in the Lower House organised by TU Dublin Sport and Societies and the Students’ Union.
TU Dublin Sport will offer a range of fitness classes and small group training in Mills Bodypump, Les Mills GRIT, HIIT, Pilates, Kettlebells, Met-Con, and so much more. There will also be a state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio featuring the new Keiser M3i model. With this bike, you can transmit your workout data to your phone, smartwatch, or tablet to maximise your workout.
The Lower House will be home to a range of TU Dublin Societies and Dance, Theatre and Music activities, which will take place in the Common Room on the first floor. There is also an event space on the second floor that will host Social Occasions, Masterclasses, Film Screenings, Gaming Tournaments, Performances, Exhibitions and Volunteering events.
TU Dublin Students’ Union is also based in the Lower House, occupying the TU Dublin Students’ Union Common Rooms on the ground and first floors. Here they will host Workshops, Panel Discussions, Cultural Celebrations, Tournaments, Comedy Nights, Film Screenings, Award Ceremonies, Class Meetings and much more!
TU Dublin Conservatoire
The Lower House also contains 18 music practice rooms complementing the Conservatoire's extensive facilities in the East Quad.
Rathdown House, in addition to housing a large 250-seater canteen, is a one-stop-shop for student queries including Admissions, Registrations, Exams, International Office, Access & Civic Engagement, along with a new Student Wellness Centre which includes a Health Centre and Counselling Services.
Park House is the home to TU Dublin’s temporary library, which will serve the campus until the completion of the Academic Hub in 2023. The building itself has seven floors plus a basement, and three of those floors are now dedicated to the library, along with a portion of the basement for storage.
Park House is also the temporary home to our Academic Writing Centre, Careers Development Centre, Disability Support Centre, and the Maths Learning Centre.
The next phase of development at Grangegorman will see another three brand new academic buildings constructed by 2023 and will bring the student population of the campus to 15,000. Read more about this stage of the campus development here.