New four-storey teaching building plans approved

By William O Connor

TU Dublin has been granted permission for the construction of a four-storey general teaching building on its 41-acre campus on the Old Blessington Road.

The new teaching building will include teaching spaces, class kitchens and restaurant, lecture theatres, labs and computer rooms, breakout spaces and ancillary service area with roof-level plant.

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The planning notice at the Greenhills Road entrance to TU Dublin Tallaght - Campus

The landscaping works include the provision of a kitchen garden, orchard and wildflower meadow with beehives; 28 covered cycle-parking spaces.

“This new capital investment in teaching, learning and research facilities in TU Dublin, Tallaght further supports our commitment to the South Dublin region where members of local organisations and students will collaborate in modern facilities, which will promote research and student learning, while also directly addressing the needs of industry and organisations in the region” said a TU Dublin spokesperson.

TU Dublin also have a second project planned for Tallaght – a Sports Science, Health and Recreation building, including outdoor sporting facilities which was reported in The Echo earlier in the year.

This building will provide students and staff access to new state-of-the-art facilities that will enhance the learning environment and career opportunities for its students.

The new buildings will include teaching and learning spaces, studios, lecture theatres, research facilities, design studios and a training restaurant.

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