Life Science Innovation Cjfa Architecture Teagasc National Food Innovation Hub Moorepark Fermoy Cork Hero 2021

Food Innovation Hub, Teagasc Moorepark Campus, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland


Teagasc Moorepark Campus, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland


Teagasc - the National Agriculture & Food Development Authority of Ireland


€8.8m Ex-VAT


Life-Science + Innovation; Education; Research + Development; Public Sector




June 2018 - Completed June 2021

Key Numbers:

3,000m2, over 3-storeys - to advance new research & product innovation, economic growth, and job creation

Teagasc is the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland – a national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities – including 3rd level colleges, and education and training facilities. C.J. Falconer & Associates (CJFA) have delivered a number of Teagasc facilities, and campus masterplans, over two decades – the most recent of which, was the new Teagasc Moorepark Innovation Hub, Teagasc Moorepark Campus, Fermoy, Co. Cork, which completed construction in 2021.

The Teagasc Food Research Programme is a driver for Irish science-based innovations and solutions for national and international food companies – and the new 3,000m², 3-storey (including roof top Plant Room), €8.8m Hub facility provides office accommodation, business incubation suites, application suites, laboratories, & cafeteria - and all associated site work, carparking and road network. The new development will accommodate industry and clients in R&D programmes, within dedicated office and laboratory units - integrating same, & utilising the greater Moorepark campus facilities, into the world class Teagasc Moorepark Centre - facilitating development & education between industry & research, to advance new research & product innovation, economic growth, & job creation.

The investment follows an expansion by Teagasc & dairy industry in recently completed Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) Food Research & Development pilot plant facility on the campus, also designed & delivered by CJFA.

Taking place on a live Teagasc campus; the delivery of the Teagasc Moorepark Innovation Hub, included engagement with Teagasc specialised staff and stakeholders; and included extension to an existing facility. The project is an example of an education & research-focused facility, including and laboratories, private industry units, with secure dedicated offices and laboratories that can be rented to R&D staff on-site to carry out company specific research. Some of the specialised scientific facilities within the Food Programme that Hub-based companies can access, include the Teagasc DNA Sequencing Centre, National Food Imaging Centre, Flavour Chemistry Facility, Bioactive Protein Discovery Unit, Bio-Functional Food Engineering Facility and Rheology suite.

The building is supported on reinforced concrete ground beams on CFA piles. The building complies with the nZEB requirements of Building Regulations Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Energy, – Buildings other than Dwellings (2017) – and the accompanying Technical Guidance.


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