Office of Public Works
The new Forensic Science Ireland Laboratory will house the recently established DNA database and will provide FSL with a long-awaited modern facility, which will ensure the continuing growth and development of forensic science in Ireland.
The Forensic Science Laboratory is primarily a new three-storey development with four wings that radiate from a central four-storey core. Each wing provides a mixture of laboratory and office accommodation on the ground and first floors.
The second-floor level accommodates the plant required to service the laboratories below. The central core provides all the shared communal facilities including double height public and staff entrances, the library, meeting rooms, board room and dining facilities.
This core block is designed as an atrium space with natural ventilation and smoke extraction in the event of a fire. A single storey L-shaped block accommodates the ancillary services including boiler, electrical substation, and gas stores. The total development has a floor area of 14,585 m2.