GDA Academic Hub Development

The TU Dublin campus at Grangegorman is developing in to a world class facility and the recent completion of the East and West Quad facilities together with the Lower House and other facilities are catering for the growing number of students that are now present on Campus.



Size of Phase 1 space


Forecast number of students on Campus in coming years



Overall Academic Hub Development will comprise circa



Refurbishment of existing North House East & West Protected Structures

Project story


The Academic Hub building which is positioned between the East and forthcoming West Quads/Blocks will be the focal point for learning activities on the expanding campus.

The overall Academic Hub development will comprise circa 19,000m2 of space and the current development – Phase 1 comprises circa 12,580m2 of learning, teaching and administration spaces spread across two new blocks located north and south of the existing North House East and West protected structures.

The completed facility will be a world class addition to the TU Dublin campus with high quality envelope and internal finishes complementing current learning requirements and encouraging social interaction and collaborative activities.

The Phase 1 scheme has been procured and construction commenced in early 2022 with completion planned for mid 2024. Works were procured in accordance with the CWMF requirements with Reserved Specialist procurement protocols used for a number of sub-contract packages.

  1. High profile 5 storey development at heart of TU Dublin Campus with new build blocks incorporating existing North House Protected Structures
  2. Phase 1 comprising 12,580sqm of overall 19,000sqm development being constructed on an operational educational campus adjacent educational and healthcare facilities
  3. Designed to cater for up to 20,000 student population with traditional library and modern collaboration/learning spaces


Client Name: Grangegorman Development Agency

Our Role: Project Management and Cost Management

Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

C/S Engineer: Horgan Lynch Consulting Engineers

M&E Consultant: Max Fordham & Partners

PDSP: Chris Mee Group

Façade Consultant: Murphy Façade Studio

Employers Representative: Nyland Consulting

Grangegorman Development Agency

The team at Duke McCaffrey has – for a number of years – supported the Agency in our mission to transform the 30ha inner-city Grangegorman site into a vibrant, integrated and inclusive urban quarter. Their insights, experience and input continue to contribute to our vision of exemplar of community urban regeneration. The constructive and responsive manner in which the Duke McCaffrey team engage with us mirrors many of our own values, not least; collaboration, delivery-focus and integrity.

Conor Sreenan – Director (Strategy & Design)


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