National College of Ireland announces campus expansion


NCI recently completed the purchase of the West Wing, Block R, Spencer Dock to allow an expansion of the Mayor Street campus, to meet the immediate and medium term needs of our students, staff, and NCI’s Early Learning Initiative. The College has been under significant pressure for space for a considerable number of years and the new building, which is just 300 metres from the front door of the existing Mayor Street Campus, will add to NCI’s footprint in the IFSC.

This additional space will allow the College to continue to deliver on its mission to ‘change lives through education’, and to provide a better base for its Early Learning Initiative services to the local community. Very close by - less than a 5-minute walk from the current campus, where the College has served for 20 years as an intersection between education, business and community - the new building will add 5,600 square metres to NCI’s holding in the North East Inner City (NEIC) and will, following minimal modifications, allow for more teaching classrooms and learning spaces, a significantly expanded Library, dedicated ELI spaces, and administration support. It is intended to have the new building fully operational by September 2023.


This campus expansion provides a fantastic opportunity to deliver for our students , who will benefit from enhanced facilities; our staff , providing better working environments for all our activities; our teaching , through better classrooms and study spaces; our research , through expansion of our library footprint; and more access paths into education at an enhanced college campus, both for those that receive their higher education qualification from NCI, and for the families and children that are served by our Early Learning Initiative. The expanded Campus will continue to allow NCI to focus on its unique positioning as a distinctive education provider in Higher Education.

We cannot wait to make this new space our own, extending the warmth and welcome of NCI into Spencer Dock, in a move that will have a positive impact on the whole of the NEIC community.

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