04 September, 2019 - Ministers attend Topping Out Ceremony at Grangegorman Central Quad for TU Dublin

Ceremony marks milestone at largest single education project under Project Ireland 2040 

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe today attended a topping out ceremony at the Grangegorman Central Quad to mark a significant milestone in the project at the site for Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). 

The Central Quad and the East Quad buildings are at the heart of the Grangegorman development, one of the most significant social and urban renewal projects in Dublin’s inner city. Together they will provide 52,000m2 of academic space for TU Dublin and allow 10,000 students move to the campus in September 2020. 

The project is currently the largest single education project under Project Ireland 2040. It is being delivered under a Public Private Partnership with the Eriugena consortium and has a construction cost of approximately €220 million ex VAT. 

The Grangegorman development is one of a number of projects included in the €2.2 billion investment in higher education infrastructure across the country under Project Ireland 2040. 

Minister McHugh said: “These flagship buildings at TU Dublin are helping to bring the vision for Grangegorman to life. The investment is transforming this part of the north inner city. 

“Soon we will see 10,000 TU Dublin students on this campus and while we are attracting the young talent we are also matching it with state of the art facilities. 

“This level of investment will help TU Dublin to deliver on its ambitions at home and internationally.” 

Minister Donohoe commented: “The facilities being delivered here at Grangegorman demonstrate the Government’s commitment to supporting excellence in higher education and to delivering on the ambitions of Project Ireland 2040. 

“The excellent progress on this project can be attributed to the hard work of many people, including our private partners, as well as the teams at the Grangegorman Development Agency, National Development Finance Agency and TU Dublin who have guided this exciting new phase of the Institution’s development. 

“This is a transformative development for north inner city Dublin which can only have positive repercussions for the surrounding areas.”