The Convention Centre Dublin - Open House Dublin 2022
Building Tour

The Convention Centre Dublin

Kevin Roche
Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin 1
10am – 10.45am
11am – 11.45am
12pm – 12.45pm
1pm – 1.45pm
10am – 10.45am
11am – 11.45am
12pm – 12.45pm
1pm – 1.45pm
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The CCD exterior front angle, sitting on the docks of the Liffey The CCD at night with external ring beams lit up in multi colours

Developed as part of a Public Private Partnership between Treasury Holdings and The Office of Public Works (OPW), The CCD is the first state-owned, public-access building to be constructed since the foundation of the Irish State.

Designed by Pritzker award-winning Irish-born architect Kevin Roche, The CCD quickly became a landmark building on Dublin’s skyline when it opened in 2010. Its stunning glass-fronted atrium gives visitors panoramic views of the River Liffey, Dublin city centre and the Wicklow mountains.

The building offers 22 multi-functional rooms suitable for meetings, banquets, conferences and exhibitions of all shapes and sizes, and was designed with the delegate experience in mind. The entire venue is finished to the highest specifications and incorporates industry leading technology and Wi-Fi throughout.

Recognised as the first carbon neutral constructed convention centre in the world, The CCD’s contemporary design meets the highest standards of environmental sustainability. We are also committed to long-term sustainability in accordance with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14001.

The CCD at a glance.

22 purpose-built meeting rooms
2,000 seat Auditorium with full theatrical stage and fly tower
4,500 square metres of exhibition space
Theatre capacity for 3,000 delegates in The Forum
Banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests
Intimate boardrooms, large and small halls and meeting rooms
Six spacious foyer areas
Stunning views of Dublin city, bay and mountains on upper foyer levels


Accessibility Information

Assistance Dogs – We welcome Assistance Dogs in all parts of our venue and will provide water bowls on request, please ask a member of our staff.

Assisted Hearing –
Liffey Meeting Rooms 1-5, Liffey Boardrooms 1-4, Wicklow Meeting Rooms 1-5 and the Ecocem Room have an induction loop system.
Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum and The Liffey have infra-red radiators (two channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop. The Auditorium has infra-red radiators (seven channel system), which can be used with either a Stethoscope or neck-worn induction loop.If you wear a hearing aid, you may borrow a neck-worn induction loop which can be used in conjunction with the “T” position on your hearing aid. Please ask a CCD Host or contact reception to avail of this service.

All rooms, halls and toilets are signposted in large print and Braille.
All lifts have Braille buttons.
A Describer system for the visually impaired is fitted in Liffey 1 and 2, Wicklow 1 and 2, The Forum, The Liffey and The Auditorium. To find out if your event has a Describer please contact your Event Manager.
Fire and Emergency – Our CCD Security officers are fully trained in evacuation procedures for those with limited mobility.
In the event of an evacuation you will be escorted to the nearest refuge by a your tour guide or member of CCD Security.
Refuges for customers with limited mobility are located throughout the venue.
If you have an Assistance Dog, the dog should also go to the refuge.
First Aid / Medical Assistance – Our CCD Security officers are trained in First-Aid.
Defibrillators are located in the Medical Suite, Security Control Room and by the large meeting rooms.
No food or drink purchased outside The CCD is permitted to be brought into the venue.
Lifts and Stairs – The CCD main entrance is accessible via a ramp.
We offer lift access to all levels, in addition to escalators and stairwells.
There are dedicated wheelchair user and companion seats in The Auditorium.
Parking – There are eight dedicated spaces in The CCD’s on-site car park for people with a disabled persons parking card, or the equivalent international scheme. The car park has a lift which accesses all floors.
There is a drop-off point outside the main entrance.
Car Parks near The CCD, operated separately, also have dedicated spaces for people with disabilities.
All our CCD Security officers are trained in Disability Awareness.
Toilets for people with disabilities – Toilets for people with disabilities are located throughout the venue on every floor. They all have an alarm pull cord system, and are unisex.

Wheelchair access – All meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.


Photography Credit
© Image 2 - David Heath Williams

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