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National children's Science Centre get go ahead

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2016. National children's Science Centre get go aheadTags: Parenting

A multi-million euro project to bring a National Children's Science Centre to Ireland's capital has just received planning permission to begin work on the old north wing of the National Concert Hall.

The Science Centre, which will include a planetarium, was due to commence building back in April but there were some objections concerning plans to refurbish the historical Real Tennis Building and the removal of surrounding mature trees to accomodate the building.

Preservation groups appealing the decision to use the Tennis Building, which was built by the Guinness family in 1884, have won over An Bord Pleanála who have since set preservative conditions along with the planning permission.

The construction proposal, which will feature some 200 interactive exhibits, incorporates a tunnel that connects to the main building and it's 200m dome.

It is projected that up to €13 million will be needed to build the centre, dubbed 'The Exploration Station'. It is due for completion in 2018.

Watch this space!


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