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How will an innovation district impact the local community?

The development of the Grand Canal Innovation District has the potential to be transformative to the local area - a place that can promote education, training and employment opportunities and provide a desirable and vibrant place to work, live and visit. The vision is for university and industry partners within the campus and district to face outwards, connecting as widely as possible to the local community with the overall goal of providing appropriate educational and social programmes, designed in partnership with the local community to benefit all residents.

One of our nearest neighbours is St Andrew’s community resource centre, which delivers a range of services providing childcare, youth services, a job centre, adult education and a day centre and home care services for older people.

We are committed to working with a wide range of local groups and individuals to design a campus that will bring benefits to the local community.