Turner & Townsend picked for Dublin campus
Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend has been appointed as technical advisor for the first PPP projects on Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman campus.
The company will serve as technical advisor for the construction of the Central and East Quad developments for the new campus in central Dublin. It will be providing PPP consultancy, project and cost management, facilities management and health and safety services.
Historically split over multiple locations across the city, Ireland’s largest 3rd level institution is now set to have a unified campus with the capacity to accommodate all of its activities whilst maintaining a city centre location.
Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend will work alongside the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), which is procuring the project on behalf of the government, and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA), which is charged with developing the whole site.
Also appointed to the project is a joint venture of architects Sheppard Robson and Mullarkey Pedersen, M&E consulting engineers JV Tierney & Co, civil and structural engineer Malone O'Regan and educational facility specialist Martin Conry.
The project forms part of a wider plan established by the Grangegorman Development Agency Act in 2005 to redevelop the 29ha Dublin site to create a new city quarter with a diverse mix of uses including education, health and leisure.
“It is a pleasure to be appointed as technical advisor to this part of the Grangegorman project, which as one of the last large-development sites available is set to make a marked difference to the character of Dublin’s north inner city,” said Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend managing director Mark Kelly. “Not only is this is a high profile PPP development, requiring careful attention to cost and project management controls, it is also technologically challenging given the brief to meet the needs of a flagship higher education campus, incorporating cutting edge design and technologies.
The project is set for completion in 2017.
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This article was published on 11 Feb 2013 (last updated on 11 Feb 2013).