East Quad looking south

Aerial view of the East Quad

  • Introduction

    The East Quad will accommodate the majority of academic activities and facilities required for the College of Arts & Tourism which currently consists of six schools, four of which will be accommodated within the East Quad building. The gross internal floor area for the East Quad is anticipated to be approximately 16,000m2. The four schools to be located within the East Quad are as follows; Art, Design and Printing, Conservatory of Music and Drama, Media, and the School of Languages, Social Sciences and Law.

    The building(s) will include academic staff accommodation, teaching space, specialist spaces and support facilities. Specialist facilities will include the following:

    • Performance Spaces: including a circa 500 seat rehearsal hall, a recital hall, a black box theatre, TV studio and an external performance area;
    • Laboratories: including photographic dark rooms, a film processing room and photographic print finishing room, digital photography teaching and production laboratories;
    • Practice & Rehearsal Rooms: these facilities will be used primarily by the Conservatory of Music & Drama to provide the full range of practice facilities;
    • Design & Teaching Studios: used primarily by the School of Art, Design & Printing for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching;
    • Workshops: provided for a range of wet and dry activities including woodwork/joinery, print-making, casting and assembly; and
    • Media Studios: including audio/sound recording studios, newsrooms, editing suites and professional recording facilities.

    The proposed location of the East Quad building(s) adjacent to Grangegorman Lower will facilitate access by the local community and general public to performances either within the College of Creative & Cultural Industries or outdoors in the adjacent external performance area.


    Procurement Route

    Public Private Partnership (PPP)

    Design Team

    Eriugena Consortium


    Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd

    FCC Ireland Ltd

  • Programme

    Throughout the construction of the East Quad this section will be updated regularly to give a three week look ahead on the construction programme. If there are any unusual or out of hours events to take place notification will be given to the appropriate people through various media including letter drop, email and social media alerts.


    Week Commencing 20th August 2018

    Cast slab – Area 2A

    Decking concrete pour – Area 1

    Rebar pour – Area 1


    Week Commencing 27th August 2018

    Structure – core walls and columns

    Superstructure concrete pour – level 0-1

    Cast slab – Area 3

    Decking concrete pour – Area 2

    May work Saturday under hours permitted


    Week Commencing 3rd September 2018

    Cast Area 3

    Structure – core walls and columns Area 2

    Superstructure concrete pour – level 0-1

    Decking concrete pour – Areas 1 and 2 Level 1

    Rebar Area 1 Level 1

    May work Saturday under hours permitted

  • Environmental Monitoring Reports
  • Contact Details

    For day time queries in relation to the Central and East Quad development please contact 087 1788749.

    For out of hours queries in relation to the Central and East Quad development please contact 087 3492487.

  • Images and Video

    East Quad CGI view  from Broadstone gate


    East Quad looking south