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East Quad milestone marked with topping out ceremony

Posted: 4 April, 2019

The East Quad on TU Dublin's new campus at Grangegorman got a roof on Thursday. The milestone was celebrated with a "topping out" ceremony attended by staff from the GDA, TU Dublin, SISK FCC and representatives from the National Development Finance Agency.

{L-R} Dr Paul Horan, Head, Campus Planning, John O'Connor, Dean & Director of the College of Arts and Tourism, Dr Orla McDonagh, Head, TU Dublin Conservatoire, Kieran Corcoran, Head, School of Creative Arts, Collette Burns, Architectural Project Leader, Campus Planning, Peter Heaslip (Formerly Campus Planning TU Dublin) and Director of Student Development at TU Dublin, Dr Noel O'Connor

When complete the East Quad buildings will accommodate staff and students of the College of Arts and Tourism, including its programmes relating to the creative and cultural industries, and will include a 400 seat music performance hall, music, dance & drama performance & practice spaces and creative arts and media studios.

The gross internal floor area for the East Quad will be approx. 16,000 m². Sisk FCC is a joint venture set up between John Sisk & Son and Spanish construction company, FCC Construction. The project consists of the two buildings and represents the largest PPP (Public Private Partnership) project in the education sector. Sisk FCC is pleased to say the project is progressing on time and on budget. They are also pleased to be working in collaboration on this project with key stakeholders the Grangegorman Development Agency, Macquarie Capital and the NDFA to deliver this exciting educational infrastructure.