Our new campus, which is the largest investment in Higher Education in Europe, will bring together many of our city-centre activities in one vibrant, cutting-edge campus providing our students with an incomparable educational experience.
The academic year, 2020/2021, is a momentous one for TU Dublin as we prepare to welcome 10,000 students to our new state-of-the-art city campus at Grangegorman.The current phase of development at Grangegorman will see the East Quad open in early 2021 - here's a sneak preview of the building - while the Central Quad will open in Spring 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings will be significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
The Central Quad, due to open in early 2021, is the largest building on the new campus. It will be the new home for all six schools of the College of Sciences & Health (currently located in Kevin Street), as well as two schools from the College of Arts & Tourism (presently located in Cathal Brugha Street), and one school from the College of Engineering & Built Environment (which is currently located in Kevin Street):
- Biological Sciences
- Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Food Science and Environmental Health
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics (including the National Optometry Centre)
- Culinary Arts and Food Technology
- Hospitality Management and Tourism
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Highly specialised laboratories and learning centres will 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, will be a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman campus but also for the city. Due to open in late 2020, it will be accessed directly via the Broadstone Gate – a new public plaza being developed that will incorporate the Broadstone/University Luas stop on the Green Line. East Quad will be home to students of:
- Social Sciences
The fluid nature of the design and the vibrancy of the learning environment will facilitate 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. 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.
TU Dublin has engaged in an ambitious project to bring the oldest building on the campus back into use. The Lower House which is due to open in late 2020 will form an important part of the new University campus, offering a range of services for both students and staff. There will be a large catering facility and coffee shop while the building will also provide Student Union facilities along with a dance studio and indoor sports areas. There will be several practice rooms for TU Dublin Conservatoire. The Lower House will be linked by way of a beautifully landscaped walkway to the East Quad.
Rathdown House, in addition to housing a large 250 seater canteen, will offer a one-stop-shop for student queries including Admissions, Registrations, Exams, International Office, Access & Civic Engagement, along with a new Student Wellness Centre which will include a Health Centre and Counselling Services.
Situated just beside the campus, on the North Circular Road, Park House will accommodate library facilities for students based in the Central and East Quad. Park House will also house our Maths Learning Centre and our Academic Writing Centre, along with our Disability Support Services and Careers Development 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.