BAM secures contract to design & build Dublin student accommodation

The contract to design and build a 400-bed student residence block in the Liberties area of Dublin for Global Student Accommodation (GSA) has been won by BAM Ireland.

The site will be developed in a partnership between GSA Group, which in 2015 opened its Dublin base on Leeson Street and The Creedon Group, the property investment and management group. GSA will fund and develop the student accommodation.

Commenting on its contract with GSA, Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland chief executive,told the Irish Times: “We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement, which will contribute to the rejuvenation of this historic quarter of Dublin. While building activity has picked up recently, there is still a real shortage of student accommodation in Dublin,”

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On completion the project will deliver an extensive new public realm and landscaping to Mill Street and Warrenmount Lane. In addition, the refurbishment of a dilapidated historic townhouse at No.10 Mill Street will be refurbished to provide a centrepiece for Mill Street. The reinstatement of No.10 will be hugely beneficial to the area, due to its historical significance. It was built in 1720’s as the Earl of Meath’s townhouse and remains one of the oldest buildings in Dublin.