Changing landscapes at Grangegorman

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View of how the Grangegorman campus will look in September 2014 (white blocks indicates sites for further development)

As the countdown to September 2014 continues, work is progressing rapidly on the restoration and adaptation of the listed buildings on the Grangegorman campus.  These historic structures are being redesigned for education uses and will accommodate students of Art and Design, Photography, and Social Sciences from the beginning of next academic year.  Current students based in Mountjoy Square, Portland Row and Temple Bar will be the first DIT students on the long-awaited campus.  They will be joined by students who have just completed their CAO applications for the programmes in these areas.  The excitement is mounting!

In addition to the restoration work, a number of non-historic buildings on the site and modern add-ons to older buildings have been demolished.  This has opened up new vistas from the site – views of Dublin never seen before.  For example, from Rathdown House, close to the Lower Grangegorman entrance, it is now possible to clearly see the Kings Inns, the Spire and Liberty Hall, giving a much better sense of how close the campus is to the city centre.  Major site infrastructure work is also underway, which will deliver all the essential utilities and services required for immediate occupation but also for the extensive new build that will commence later this year.

For regular updates on the campus project click on http://www.dit.ie/grangegorman/

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