The Enterprise and Research Campus, strategically located in Dublin City centre, is owned by Trinity College Dublin and let to small and medium-sized enterprises. Integral part of the research function of Trinity College, the Enterprise Centre is a knowledge-based company generation and support facility. ABK Architects have been commissioned to renovate and re-use some of the existing old industrial units into modern, highly serviced spaces.
This one in particular involved the stripping out and refurbishment of the industrial fabric to create new specialized Electron Microscope Laboratories with dedicated Service Chases, Preparation Areas, Offices, Research Study Areas and Meeting Rooms.
Very high level of control is required for air movement and temperature stability in order to provide an optimum performance environment for the microscopes. Special concrete slabs provide additional mass for vibration damping and active electrical cancellation is built-in to the labs to counteract electromagnetic interference.