Topping Out Ceremony for the DIT Research Hub

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Minister Bruton lays the final brick on the roof of the Research Hub





The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD visited Grangegorman, and specifically the Research Hub, today for a Topping Out ceremony of this new research and innovation building currently under construction by BAM Construction. The Research Hub which is funded through PRTLI and Enterprise Ireland, is the first new DIT build at Grangegorman. Minister Bruton, after a tour through the building laid the ceremonial final brick on the roof to signify completion of the structure. Fit-out of the interior will now take place and the building will open in 2016.

The first structure on the Grangegorman site to be constructed using BIM (Building Information Modelling), the building has come a long way in a relatively short space of time, with BAM having commenced on site in August 2014. The Research Hub will provide a range of research laboratories and facilities for the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) and Hothouse Incubation (HHI) spaces for start-up businesses.

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L-R: Prof. Brian Norton, President DIT, Mr Michael Hand, Chief Executive GDA, Mr Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr John Monahan, Chair GDA and Mr Theo Cullinane, CEO BAM Construction