|Dublin||Dublin Institute of Technology||€14m||2016|
The new 4,500m2 six storey science, research and incubator facility, 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 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 its flexibility and all management office spaces and hot desks are open plan.