BDP was architect for the D&B contractor for a new €14m, six storey, Science, Research and Incubator Facility completed in October 2015, for DIT’s occupation in February 2016.
The Research Hub - now called the Greenway Hub - is located in the heart of DIT’s new 73 acre campus at Grangegorman, and brings together the Environmental Health Sciences Institution (ESHI) and Hot House Incubation Unit (HHI), to form a dedicated national translational research platform run in collaboration with the HSE and Dublin City Council, to facilitate an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to key environmental issues including food, water, energy and bio-monitoring.
EHSI’s 2,500m² floorspace is spread across the three upper levels with accommodation in laboratories and offices for 90 full time research students and 46 researcher and admin users. Ten large specialist labs are provided, with space for up to 100 people working in biological, chemical, physical, optical and spectroscopic sciences, with the integration of a large number of pieces of dedicated scientific equipment and building services support. Dedicated seminar rooms, reception, exhibition and informal meeting and discussion spaces are provided. The rooftop will be used for scientific research.
The 2,000m² DIT Hothouse Incubator on the ground floor features a mix of work units of varying sizes. A key feature of the design is the flexibility provided to allow DIT to adapt to the evolving needs of clients. Management office spaces and hot desks are open plan.
From this new facility, DIT will offer office space and support to over 60 international innovative entrepreneurs and their teams.