An Taoiseach Opens IT Sligo's New McMunn Science Building
2nd September 2014
IT Sligo’s new €17 million MacMunn Science Building, built by BAM was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, T.D.
The new state-of-the-art facility completes a €35 million redevelopment of the Institute’s campus over the last five years.
The new facility will house over 1,000 full-time students and will enable the Institute to increase undergraduate and research postgraduate places. Among the facilities are an 80-station foundation laboratory, seven teaching labs and four research labs.
Theo Cullinane, CEO, BAM Group Ireland said “BAM is delighted to build this high-tech facility which will ensure students are able to continue to access careers in science and also strengthen Sligo IT links with large bio-pharmaceutical companies.
The building has been named after local 19th century scientist Charles MacMunn, who discovered respiratory pigments throughout plant and animal tissues that is now a cornerstone of modern biochemistry.