Topping off at GrangegormanPosted: 13 March, 2015
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD visited DIT Grangegorman today to see the new research and innovation building currently under construction, which is funded through PRTLI and Enterprise Ireland.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, laying the final brick on the roof of the new research and innovation building under construction in DIT Grangegorman
Following a tour of the building, the Minister laid the ceremonial final brick to signify completion of the structure. Fit-out of the interior will now take place and the building will open in January 2016.
Pictured with the Minister (l to r), Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT; Michael Hand, CEO and John Monahan, Chairman, Grangegorman Development Agency
The new building will provide a range of research laboratories and facilities for the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) in areas that include Social and Educational Research; Health Informatics; Bioengineering; Molecular and Cell Biology; Analytical Chemistry; Food Safety/Quality; Energy Lab; and Vision Sciences.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD with (right) Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT and (left) Professor Brian O’Neill, Director of Research Enterprise and Innovation Services at the new Research and Innovation building under construction on the Grangegorman campus
The DIT Hothouse incubator and knowledge transfer activity will also be located in the building, with a mix of own-door rentable units of varying sizes for High Potential Start-ups(HPSU), hot desk zones, training and meeting rooms.
Designed by RKD Architects and built by BAM Construction.