DIT Grangegorman Campus
Preparation of Historic Buildings for September 2014
The historic buildings on the campus are undergoing a major uplift in preparation for the students and staff that will arrive in September 2014. As the scaffolds are being dismantled, the newly cleaned and re-pointed stonework is being revealed. Meanwhile, the work is continuing at great pace on the inside with new lighting, new heating systems, new ground floors and newly finished upper floors. In the next few months that full fit-out will be completed and the buildings will be ready for use.
Pace of progress increases
Despite a very wet January and February, the pace of work on site continued in accordance with the programme. The image above (taken on 27th February) is one of the regular aerial photographs that are commissioned by the Grangegorman Development Agency. For a comparative view with previous photographs, please visit the Gallery section below and follow the link for Aerial Progress Photographs.
Arup - DIT Grangegorman Scholarship
Global engineering consultancy Arup has teamed up with DIT to provide a research scholarship opportunity at DIT's new City Centre Campus at Grangegorman. Consequently, DIT is currently recruiting for the Arup-DIT Grangegorman Scholar to carry out post-graduate research into "The Client’s Role in pre-procurement of a Public Private Partnership". We would like to extend our sincere thanks for Arup for their support of this research at DIT. If you are interested in learning more about the Arup-DIT Grangegorman Scholarship please visit the Learning @ Grangegorman section below.
The demolition of the non-historic buildings and the removal of more of the trees has opened up new views of Dublin, never seen before. This photograph shows just how close Grangegorman is to the centre of Dublin. The shot shows the dome of the Kings Inns, the Spire and the upper floors of Liberty Hall in a line above the above the roof of Rathdown House, with the Ulster Bank buildings on Georges Quay visible to the right.
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D, today turned the sod on the ‘Site Infrastructure and Public Realm’ contract. The €26m contract, which has been awarded to Roadbridge Ltd, creates over 200 construction workers on site, will shape the entire site and lay down the services backbone which will allow all of the building plots to be constructed in turn. Also present for the occasion was Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD, and local TDs Minister of State for European Affairs, Paschal Donohue TD, and Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan.
DIT's new campus at Grangegorman
Grangegorman - Building Dublin's Future
Grangegorman 3D Map
Works packages on the development of the DIT New City Centre Campus - Grangegorman
Over the period of the development of the campus, news of each works package will be provided on a specific linked page for each package. Works packages will added as the project develops.
Information for Students
From 2014 to 2017, over half of all DIT's education and research provision will transfer to the new DIT City Centre campus at Grangegorman. This page provides links to information for getting to college in Grangegorman, graphics of the campus layout identifying the buildings that will be ready for the students in 2014 and 2017 and further information about the move as it becomes available.
Learning at Grangegorman
The development of the New DIT City Centre Campus at Grangegorman will provide several types of learning activities for staff and students over the course of the project. This section will be developed as a link to these activities as they arise.
Over time, a wide variety of learning activities will be added. For now, the following is a small selection of the variety of learning activities that have already taken place on the project.
The DIT New City Centre Campus - Grangegorman is part of the overall Grangegorman Development Project which aims to create a vibrant new city quarter with a diverse mix of uses on the former St. Brendan's Hospital grounds in Dublin city centre. The delivery of the overall project is the responsibility of the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA), a statutory agency established in 2006 by the Irish Government to plan for and implement a complex, multi-phased development that provides: