Trinity College, Dublin’s new €80m business school has officially opened
Turner & Townsend were in attendance as Trinity College, Dublin’s new €80m business school was officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
The aim of the Trinity Business School is to make a greater impact on the lives and careers of students, and the country as a whole. It will offer a range of business-related programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate and executive education levels as part of a new approach to entrepreneurship and innovation training for the entire university.
Turner & Townsend acted as full service employer representatives, project managers, cost managers and Project Supervisor Design Process consultants on the 11,400sq metre, six-storey building located on the city-centre campus. It includes an innovation and entrepreneurial hub, a 600 seat auditorium, smart classrooms with the latest digital technology and an executive education centre. Fronting onto Pearse Street and the University campus, the near zero energy building also provides another link between the city and the university.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “The business of Trinity is education. Inspiring new minds and creating new ideas that will change the world. This new building will help to do that in the 21st century and beyond. I want to congratulate the Trinity community of students, staff and alumni around the world for making this possible, and I wish everyone involved every success for the future."
Dr Patrick Prendergast, Trinity Provost said: "We now have a world-class building for a world-class business school located at the heart of our European capital city and hub for global business – that will be of major benefit for Ireland."
Mark Kelly, Director, Turner & Townsend said: “We are delighted to have been involved with this very important flagship project for Trinity College. The new business school is a fantastic addition to the Trinity campus and to Dublin city.”