The global programme management and construction consultancy, Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend, is delighted to announce its appointment by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) and the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) as technical advisor for the construction of Central and East Quad developments for DIT’s new campus in central Dublin.
Working alongside the NDFA, which is procuring this public-private partnership (PPP) project on behalf of the government, and the GDA, who are charged with developing the whole Grangegorman site, Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend 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 enjoy a unified campus with the capacity to accommodate all of its activities whilst also maintaining a city centre location.
The project forms part of a wider plan established by the Grangegorman Development Agency Act in 2005 to redevelop the 29 hectare Dublin site to create a vibrant new city quarter with a diverse mix of uses including education, health and leisure.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Kelly, Managing Director Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend, said: “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.
“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.
“Set for completion in 2017, I look forward to supporting the successful delivery of this aspect of the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Grangegorman campus, consisting of the ‘East Quad’ School of Creative Arts and ‘Central Quad’ housing Tourism, Science and Health.”