UCD’s O’Brien Centre represents new high for Science in Ireland

By: October 22, 2013
UCD President, Hugh Brady; Denis O'Brien; Minister Quinn and Dermot Gallagher UCD President, Hugh Brady; Denis O'Brien; Minister Quinn and Dermot Gallagher

Phase two of the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science at University College Dublin has opened.

When complete, the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science will be the single largest capital investment in science in the history of the State – at around €300 million; made up of state funding (PRTLI 5, HEA), private philanthropy, and university funds.

Currently, the O’Brien Centre for Science has 38,000m² of new and refurbished accommodation at an overall cost of almost €175m. It will become home to over 2,000 undergraduate students, more than 500 graduate students, and many more researchers across a range of scientific disciplines. The construction of this phase created over 1,000 jobs over three years.

Phase three of the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science is currently in the planning stage.