Academic Hub and Library at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman Campus

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The new Academic Hub and Library at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus took its first physical step today when Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe took part in the ceremonial turning of the sod.

The Academic Hub and Library is primarily a single integrated campus library, 12,600 square metres in size, that will accommodate TU Dublin’s library collections for students based on the university’s Grangegorman campus.

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When completed in 2024, the building will become home to a range of student and staff supports, including the Career Development Centre, Civic Engagement, Maths Learning Centre, Disability Support Service, and People Development.

Academic Hub and Library at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman Campus

Speaking today, Minister Harris said:

“Today is another milestone in the development of TU Dublin as we progress a new Academic Hub and Library on this ever-expanding campus.

“Over the past ten years the Grangegorman development has transformed its neighbouring area, creating employment, education and improving access. The Academic Hub and Library is an important investment in the development of TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus and I am delighted to be here to mark the beginning of the project.”

The Government approved the provision of up to €12 million in Exchequer funding towards the Academic Hub and Library Project.

President of TU Dublin, Professor David FitzPatrick, added:

“Today we celebrate the commencement of construction of a milestone building on our Grangegorman campus that will offer a transformational educational experience for current and future generations of TU Dublin students.

“Upon completion in 2024, the Academic Hub and Library will provide some 12,500 square metres of new learning space across five floors, providing our students with a welcoming environment in which to undertake a range of academic activities.

“Most importantly, this new building will also see the establishment of the AIB Civic Engagement Outreach Centre, a dedicated teaching and learning space for community engagement programmes.

“These community programmes are designed to help students from groups currently underrepresented in higher education to build a relationship with the university during their secondary school life by participating in interactive activities and workshops.”

With the West Quad expected to be next to start construction, Professor FitzPatrick said the university is looking forward to the next phase of the Grangegorman development:

“Scheduled to open in 2024, the West Quad will see over 5,000 of our students currently located in Aungier Street moving to this 20,000 square-metre quad, which will be home to a range of cutting-edge technology-enabled learning environments and specialised laboratories in many disciplines, including business innovation, and retail, and will include a financial laboratory and trading rooms.” is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

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