Wednesday 16 August 2017

Trinity College Dublin planning €1.25bn tech campus

Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin

Gordon Deegan

The planned technology campus by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) for the 'Silicon Docks' area of Dublin could entail a capital investment of up to €1.25bn.

That is according to TCD, which stated that its Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus (TTEC) project "would represent one of the largest infrastructural projects undertaken in Ireland since the IFSC".

TCD is seeking consultants to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the plan and TCD state that "the capital investment in the project is likely to cost €0.5bn to €1.25bn".

The college stated that "post Brexit there is an opportunity to look at a strategic partnership with a leading UK university on this campus".

The tender states: "When completed TTEC will have in excess of 100,000m2 of new space and will enable the recruitment of an additional 100 faculty members".

TCD state that one aspect of the project will be to work in partnership with Cambridge Innovation Centre to establish a 12,000m2 co-working space for industry that can house more than 480 companies and 1,000+ jobs".

TCD state that the plan "will allow hundreds of companies to co-locate with the university building deeper collaborations with industry and enabling new levels and mechanisms of knowledge transfer to deliver enhanced social and economic impact". TCD added: "In short TTEC can provide significant "additionality" for Trinity and Ireland - more research space, more leading faculty; increased student numbers; a new way of engagement with industry and the city."

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