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A design team consortium lead by Reddy Architecture + Urbanism Group (Ireland) and Payette (USA) was appointed by NUI Galway to a project for three separate research facilities. The facilites comprise: A Clinical & Translational Research Facility (approx. 5,267 m²), a cancer research, Chem Bio and Bio resource laboratory building; (approx. 8,212m²) and a Humanities & Social Sciences Research Library (a 5,400m²  next-generation extension to the James Hardiman Library).

The proposed CRF-TRF building is to be a collocated building providing hi-technology science and clinical research facilities with direct access to the University Hospital and Clinical Sciences Institute. It is a joint development of the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Health Service Executive (NUIG/HSE). Located within the grounds of the University College Hospital , Galway, the site is approximately 0.25 hectares in area and is located towards the southern boundary of the hospital campus.

The building is arranged as a predominantly horizontal facility with accommodation spread over four floors, along with a roof-level plant penthouse and with links to the existing CSI and existing ward block. The Clinical Research Facility (CRF) is accommodated on the ground and first floors and includes two main patient zones along with, inpatient, staff-support and research zones.

The Translational Research Facility (TRF) is accommodated on the second and third floors, with internal planning providing for open and flexible lab spaces, with dispersed core lab functions and highly flexible lab casework systems. The development includes all ancillary site and landscaping works.

The €35m project which began 2009, went to site in 2012 and is currently under construction.

Work continues on the Research Bundle for NUI Galway

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