Adaptive Reuse Rathdown House Video

In preparation for the first DIT (now TU Dublin) 1,000 students arriving to the Grangegorman site in September, the Adaptive Reuse projects got underway in December 2013. Six of the seven adaptive reuse buildings are classed as protected structures. We’ve come a long way since then and this short video shows the before and after images of one of these protected buildings; Rathdown House.



Historic use 

Female Ward for the Richmond Asylum



North- Orchard House

East- Clock Tower

South- St. Laurence’s Church



Current use & Final Masterplan Use

Adapted for Reuse in 2015

250 seat student canteen

Student Facilities

Student Wellness Centre

Description of New Facilities

For students- Administration/ Registration/ International office/ Pastoral Care/ Chaplaincy/ Financial Aid/ Accommodation/ Counselling

Design Team and Contractor/s Involved 

Design Team: Mahoney Architecture

Quantity Surveyor: Hardy Partnership

Mechanical & Electrical Services Engineer: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Structural Engineer: ElrEng Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Fire Engineer/ DAC Consultant/ PSDP: Goldsmith Engineering

Assigned Certifier: Barry O’Halloran/ James McParland, Logical


TU Dublin

TU Dublin Students

Programme Completion


Procurement Route

Documents and More Information

Student Hub – Grangegorman Development Agency (

GDA Handover to DIT – Grangegorman Development Agency (