The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has awarded the contract for the extension of the RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin to Stewart.
RCSI will invest €11 million in the development of the 30,000 sq ft three-storey extension. The construction value of the project is €9.5 million. The project will create approximately 200 jobs. Construction will commence this month and works are programmed for 18 months with completion by mid-2018.
The project will incorporate a new student concourse at ground floor level to link the existing building with the new facility. The new facilities will include a series of large flexible multi-functional tutorial rooms on the ground floor, open plan faculty offices and meeting spaces on the first floor and laboratory and research facilities on the second floor.
Opened in 2000, the Education and Research Centre (ERC), Smurfit Building is home to the first academic Clinical Research Centre to be established in Ireland. RCSI CEO/Registrar Professor Cathal Kelly, said: “Today’s contract signing for the expansion of the RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building paves the way for the next level of RCSI investment in healthcare education and research in Ireland and will extend the existing RCSI facilities at Beaumont Hospital to create world-class modern facilities for our students and staff.”
Rachael Stewart, Business Development Director with Stewart Construction, observed that “the ERC extension project is an exciting opportunity for Stewart to collaborate on the creation of a future proof, state-of-the-art medical learning facility, which will harvest leading international medical professionals for generations to come. The Stewart brand is synonymous with excellence in our field which is in perfect alignment with RCSI’s unrivalled, international reputation. Stewart employ flexible and dynamic construction professionals who are equipped to rapidly respond to our clients’ needs, which is of particular importance on a live hospital campus.”
Established in 1902, Stewart is one of Ireland’s leading construction companies with offices in Dublin and Galway. The company has expertise in many sectors including commercial, industrial, healthcare, education and pharmaceutical. Project Managers are RCSI, Project Architects McCauley Daye O’Connell, Cost Consultancy Aecom, Service Engineers OCSC and Civil and Structural Engineers CS Consulting Group.
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