The laneway and pedestrian gate at 189 Pearse Street is to close for five months from July 23. The closure, which is set to last until December 17, is due to construction on the new Trinity Business School.
Estates and Facilities announced the temporary closure this morning in an email to staff and students. They advised that those wishing to access the campus plan an alternative route during this period. The closest alternative entrance for pedestrians is at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street.
Trinity was granted permission to build the new Trinity Business School in 2015. The planned development comprises a six-storey building with a 600-seat auditorium and 140-seat lecture alongside several smaller lecture theatres, according to The Irish Times. College is also refurbishing six Victorian houses on Pearse Street, which are set to be used as student accommodation and a café.
The building, which is almost 12,000 square metres, is to also have an innovation and enterprise hub providing space and offices for businesses, with the intention of encouraging links between students, staff, and businesses.
The development of the Trinity Business School comes as part of a €295 million capital investment plan in line with College’s 2014-19 Strategic Plan. Other major capital projects outlined in the plan include the E3 Institute in Engineering, Energy and Environment and the Cancer Institute at St James’ Hospital.
Earlier this month, the Trinity Business School’s Executive MBA programme was ranked 44th worldwide in The Economist’s 2018 global rankings, rising 15 places from the previous year.