• Client: National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Architect: Reddy Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: David Langdon
  • Duration: January 2012 - March 2013
  • Contract value: €11M
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The works comprise the design and construction of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Building abutting and integrating with the existing James Hardiman Library (Protected Structure) in the centre of the Southern Campus. The floor area of the building is approximately 5500 m².

The project included:

  • Associated works to the existing Library and external podium
  • Demolition works were carried out to facilitate interfacing works between existing library and the new building
  • The construction of a four storey building that includes a semi basement archive and plant area
  • Site preparation and infrastructure works
  • The diversion and re-routing of services
  • The provision of services and service connection, parking areas, paths and landscaping, waste rooms, the supply installation and commissioning of the equipment
  • The facades of the building consisting of a mixture of glazing and natural stone cladding.

Close coordination between JJR management and our design team was crucial at each stage of the design and build process. JJR as part of our management role constantly monitored the programme for current progress and produced various sub programmes as required to cover:

  1. Substructure
  2. Superstructrue
  3. External Envelope Finishes including rool finishes
  4. Internal Finishes including detailed M&E installation
  5. Detailed Commissioning Programme
  6. External finishes/Car Parks etc.