Two major academic buildings planned for DIT Grangegorman campus

The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) has submitted planning applications to Dublin City Council for two major academic buildings for DIT as the next stage of the Grangegorman campus development.

Two major academic buildings planned for DIT Grangegorman campus

The applications will be considered under the site's designation as a Strategic Development Zone (SDZ).

These state of the art buildings will be known as the Central Quad and the East Quad and will accommodate some of the 11,000 students and members of staff based at the Grangegorman campus.

The Central Quad will accommodate ten DIT schools from the Colleges of Science, Health, Arts and Tourism, and Engineering. The building will be located close to the North Circular Road entrance in the west of the Grangegorman campus.

The East Quad building will accommodate Creative Arts, Media, the Conservatory of Music and Drama and Social Sciences, Languages and Law. The East Quad will be located close to the Broadstone LUAS stop.

The opening of the LUAS Cross‐city line, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017, will serve the campus.

The Grangegorman Project will see the development of a unified campus for DIT for the first time in its history. DIT is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland with over 22,000 students.

President of DIT, Brian Norton, said, "The GDA has implemented the first stages of the Masterplan with great precision and attention to detail."

The first academic year at Grangegorman finished with "a spectacular Graduate Exhibition," said Mr Norton.

The Grangegorman campus first opened its doors to 1,000 students and 200 academic and support staff on 8 September 2014. DIT now looks forward to welcoming the next 10,000 students on campus.

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