The project comprises new Nano-Bioanalytical Research Building, 2,800m2 (approx) over four floors, including basement, constructed on the main Dublin City University (DCU) Campus as part of Cycle 5 of the Programme of Research for Third Level Institutes (PRTLI). The building provides a significant infrastructural enhancement to the Faculties of Science & Health and Engineering & Computing, and facilitates new developments in emerging areas at the interface of the science and engineering disciplines. Key facilities in the building include Nanosynthesis, Nanometrology, Microfabrication and Nanobiophotonics.
The Building has significant laboratory spaces of clean room standard and includes NIST-A anti-vibration laboratories to house specialized equipment including highly sensitive atomic force microscopes, scanning electronic microscopes, lasers and optics tables.
The building is designed for future flexibility and includes a vertical walk chase in the centre of the laboratory block for services and laboratory equipment.
The location of the building adjacent to and linked directly into the PRTLI III-funded National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology facility (also designed by O’Connor Sutton Cronin), realizes full integration of all major Life Sciences and Health-related facilities on campus