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#Grangegorman Matters – November 2021

Since October, I am once again serving our community as a member of the Grangegorman Community Consultative Forum.

Through my membership of the Consultative Forum, I will endeavour to provide you with regular updates on the progress being made to advance various projects taking place within the Grangegorman campus. Equally, where there are issues of particular concern to you relating to the build-out of the campus, please get in touch with me so that I can seek to secure a resolution to such issues with officials of the Grangegorman Development Agency.

With that in mind, let me share with you some information on works taking place on the campus, including HSE facilities, the new school building for Dublin 7 Educate Together and TU Dublin infrastructure. I can advise you of the following, including:

  • HSE Residential Care Neighbourhood – Remains in detailed design stage. The Grangegorman Development Agency is continuing to work closely with the Design Team and the HSE to bring the project to planning stage however it will now be next year before this happens.
  • Review of SDZ Heights – The Grangegorman Development Agency is statutorily obliged to carry out an independent review of building height strategy in the Grangegorman Planning Scheme. This work is ongoing, and a report is expected to be presented to the next meeting of the Forum.
  • West Quad – It is hoped that the Grangegorman Development Agency will be in a position to seek tenders from potential construction contractors in the new year.
  • D7 Educate Together National School – construction work is advancing, and the building is now up to the top floor of the teaching block, blockwork and room structure is under way throughout the building and windows are beginning to be installed. The walls are being constructed on the general-purpose block.
  • Grangegorman Square – a landscape architect has been engaged with by the Grangegorman Development Agency on the detailed plans for this area in conjunction with Dublin City Council.
  • Academic Hub and Library – the tender process has yet to be completed.
  • FOCAS Research Institute – Following an international design competition, the Grangegorman Development Agency recently appointed Carr Cotter Naessens to lead the Design Team for this latest TU Dublin project.
  • Prussia Street Gate – The Grangegorman Development Agency is continuing to work with the adjacent third-party developer to progress this gateway. Following legal proceedings, the Grangegorman Development Agency design for the gateway must be included as part of the third-party developer’s upcoming planning application. Once I have further clarity on this issue, I will share those details with you.
  • Clock Tower Endangerment Works – The Grangegorman Development Agency is currently seeking tenders from possible contractors to undertake these works. It is hoped that the preferred contractor will be on site early in 2022.

I hope this information is of assistance to you. However, if you have any specific questions or queries arising from the details above, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.

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Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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