The third and capstone phase of development for the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science will build on the already highly successful gains delivered in Phases I and II, including the development of approximately 42,000sqm of new or refurbished space for cutting-edge laboratories, specialised research institutes, and a Discover Science space for engaging the general public.
This collaborative building provides a vision for science in the 21st century by linking education, research and innovation to develop life-enhancing products, services and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Phase 3 will see the culmination of the wealth of work on the Science District, creating one of Europe’s largest science districts and provide world-class facilities for our students. This will help cement UCD’s current position as the destination of choice for the top 5% of science students in Ireland. With the number of science students expected to increase to over 6,000 by 2026, the completion of the 67,000sqm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science is an urgent priority for UCD.
As we approach the finish line in the construction of UCD’s world-class athletics track, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the donors whose vision and commitment have made this wonderful milestone possible. Their generosity to UCD is phenomenal, and their dedication and support give our students the confidence and inspiration to succeed.
Having this fantastic facility right on their doorstep will be a game-changer for our elite athletes, and it will benefit our entire UCD community. Its impact will extend far beyond our campus, as we pursue our mission to Build a Healthy World.