The contract with BAM and Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) is for the construction of Uninest Mill II. The building will be next to GSA’s 400 bed flagship residence, Uninest New Mill, which is opening in September.
The construction of Uninest Mill II in Merchant’s Quayis expected to create approximately 250 jobs during construction.
The site, which received planning permission in July 2016, is well placed for students studying at Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and the Dublin Institute of Technology’s city centre campus. It is due to open in September 2018.
The residence will offer a combination of apartments and community spaces, while the ground floor is set to become a business incubation hub for start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs.
GSA’s head of construction Europe, Aaron Bailey, said: “This is an exciting day for GSA, as securing this contract brings us even closer to our goal of delivering 5,000 additional student beds to Dublin by the end of 2021."