THE TU NEW EAST QUAD ON ST BRENDAN’S WAY – GRANGEGORMAN CAMPUS
Construction still appears to be underway but at a slower pace.
Under the Grangegorman Masterplan, the primary urban path through Grangegorman – St Brendan’s Way will link with the Broadstone Gate which when completed will reach as far as Prussia Street. The link with Broadstone can also be seen as an extension to the 18th century historic spine of Dublin City which covered Dublin Castle across Grattan Bridge, along Capel Street/Bolton Street, Henrietta Street and King’s Inn.
The current phase of development at Grangegorman required that the East Quad should open in late 2020 [has been delayed] while the Central Quad will open in early 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings will be significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
The East Quad, located just across from the main Rathdown entrance to the campus, will be a Cultural Hub not only for the Grangegorman campus but also for the city. Due to open in late 2020, it will be accessed directly via the Broadstone Gate – a new public plaza being developed that will incorporate the Broadstone/University Luas stop on the Green Line. East Quad will be home to students of:
 Social Sciences
The fluid nature of the design and the vibrancy of the learning environment will facilitate exhibitions of students’ visual artwork as well as dramatic and musical performances in the 400-seat Concert Hall, 80-seat Black Box Theatre and 80-seat Recital Hall, all of which will be accessible to general audiences. The design of the external spaces and landscaping outside the building will also be conducive to a variety of uses such as performance, media projection and exhibition of sculpture.
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