It was announced last week that 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 and BAM Ireland have agreed a contract which will see completed office space delivered by the fourth quarter 2018. It is estimated that approximately 500 construction jobs will be created in the process.
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.
The Bolands Quay Development Group is a collaboration between property consultants Mark Reynolds & Glenn Cran of Savills Ireland and Cleary McCabe.
Designed by Dublin’s 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.
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.
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.
Commenting on the contract award, BAM Ireland CEO, Theo Cullinane 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."