Trinity College Dublin is on the hunt for a team to masterplan its new £840 million innovation campus
The winner of the £840,000 contract will draw up plans for a 100,000m2 waterside development featuring academic institutes, commercial space and student accommodation.
The Trinity Technology Enterprise Campus (TTEC) project, planned to complete in 2022, will transform a prominent 2.2ha plot overlooking Grand Canal Dock and a short distance from Daniel Libeskind’s landmark Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
According to the brief: ‘TTEC will be located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands which has been dubbed Ireland’s Silicon Docks and is already home to many of the world’s leading companies including Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Airbnb and Trip Advisor.
‘When completed TTEC is intended to accommodate approximately 100,000m2 of new space; it will enable the recruitment of an additional 200 faculty members; it will allow hundreds of companies co-locate with the university building deeper collaborations with industry and enabling new levels and mechanisms of knowledge transfer to deliver enhanced social and economic impact.
‘It will provide a unique density and proximity of innovation led businesses and world-class research, creating a global talent magnet. The campus will support both research excellence and the ambitions of both small and scaling companies and large multinationals.’
Trinity College sits opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament. It was founded in 1592 and is the oldest university in the country. Historic buildings on the university’s main site include the Thomas Burgh-designed 1732 Old Library where the famous Book of Kells is kept.
The new campus will be constructed on a 2.2ha waterfront plot around 1km from the ancient university. Existing buildings on the site include a number of low-rise light industrial structures alongside the Tower Design Centre, which occupies a listed former sugar refinery.
The £840 million campus is expected to feature a new ‘E3 Institute’ combining research into engineering, computer sciences and natural sciences, alongside a new home for Trinity’s Lir Academy and School of Creative Technologies.
Around 12,000m² of charity-run co-working spaces and offices for innovation-led companies will also be delivered along with new student accommodation, a district hall and bars, cafés and restaurants.
The deadline for applications is noon, 6 June.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
The University of Dublin Trinity College
Tel: +353 18964100