Application under way for new €10m Ulysses Centre on St. Stephen's Green

05.02.2016

Author: Ronan Phelan

Ronan leads the commercial team in STW. He is a strong advocate of good Architectural design being the most direct route to delivering high quality, cost effective solutions that exceed client expectations.

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A planning application is due to be lodged for a new €10m international literary centre in the heart of Dublin. The Ulysses Centre, which is a partnership between UCD and the National Library of Ireland, is due to open at Newman House on St Stephen's Green in 2018.

The new centre will include a permanent exhibition space in the currently unused Aula Maxima, originally the university's main hall. Architects Scott Tallon Walker have produced a design for linking the Aula Maxima to the other Newman House buildings to improve access. Failte Ireland has provided a €2.5m grant towards funding the centre, with a "substantial" philanthropic donation coming from Martin and Carmel Naughton.

UCD says the Ulysses Centre will be a "rich resource for visitors to Dublin who will enjoy immersing themselves in a wonderful literary experience".

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