BAM Ireland preferred bidder for Bolands Quay Contract

BAM Ireland has been selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Bolands Quay Development (formerly Boland’s Mill) in Dublin’s south docklands.

The Bolands Quay Development Group – a collaboration between property consultants Mark Reynolds & Glenn Cran of Savills Ireland and Cleary McCabe – made the announcement recently.

Following an extensive tendering process, the Bolands Quay Development Group and BAM Ireland have agreed a contract, which will see completed office space delivered by Q4 2018. It is estimated that approximately 500 construction jobs will be created in the process.

Enabling works, including the demolition of existing silos, restoration of old mill buildings and the piling of foundations, commenced in November 2015 and have recently completed – enabling construction works to commence immediately. The project is funded by Nama and is being constructed under a single phased development programme.

Designed by Dublin’s leading architectural practice, Burke Kennedy Doyle, Bolands Quay will provide 3 new landmark buildings comprising approximately 36,851 sq. m (approx. 397,000 sq ft) of office, residential, retail and cultural space. In addition, consultants Linesight and Arup have been retained as part of the overall wider development implementation team.

Commenting on the contract award, Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO said: “We are very pleased to have completed this agreement, which will develop this quarter of the thriving Dublin Docklands into an exceptional commercial and residential space. Ireland needs world-class office buildings to attract international investment and BAM is uniquely positioned in terms of experience and expertise to deliver the landmark projects the country needs to compete on the world stage.”

The development will also involve the restoration of a number of protected mill buildings and the creation of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock. A new pedestrian bridge will link the plaza to Ringsend Road.  On completion, Bolands Quay will accommodate up to 2,500 workers.

Planning permission for the new development was submitted through Dublin City Council’s fast track SDZ planning scheme in December 2014 and permission was granted in July 2015.

Mark Reynolds of Savills commented: “We are delighted to have BAM Ireland on board to construct what will become a landmark commercial and residential development in the resurgent Dublin Docklands area. BAM’s extensive experience in delivering quality development’s gives us confidence that this project will complete on time and on budget.”

Established in 1958, BAM Ireland is the largest multinational construction business operating nationally with expertise and experience in delivery many of Ireland’s flagship infrastructural and building projects.

Pictured above: Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland CEO and Mark Reynolds, Director of Development, Agency & Consultancy Savills.