BAM Sign Contract with NUI Galway for Human Biology Building
2nd February 2015
BAM Ireland has signed a contract with NUI Galway for the design and construction of a new €30 million Human Biology facility.
The Human Biology Building is a new research and teaching facility for three University departments – Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Anatomy and Physiology. The new 8,200m2 facility will be located on the south campus, sitting over four storeys and including teaching and research laboratories, lecture theatres, anatomy and mortuary facilities, offices and other ancillary areas. The building will have a reinforced concrete structure and complex mechanical and electrical services installations. Works also include construction of a separate electrical substation.
Up to 250 professionals will be employed at peak construction stage and the facility will be completed in July 2016.
Speaking about the project, Theo Cullinane, BAM Ireland Chief Executive said: “We are pleased to commence another important facility for NUI Galway. BAM Ireland has particular expertise in the delivery of state-of-the-art health and science facilities and the Human Biology Building will be an asset for students and academics for many years to come. We have a long-term association with NUI Galway and we are very proud of our campus projects delivered to date. I am sure that the Human Biology Building will represent another successful project which contributes significantly to the reputation of NUI Galway as a leading educational and research institution.”
BAM Ireland is also constructing a €20m Clinical Research Facility and Translational Research Facility (CRF-TRF) at NUI Galway. BAM previously delivered NUI Galway’s Engineering Building, a multi-award winning building which received accolades such as Best Educational Building at the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) Awards 2013; the RIAI Irish Architecture’s Public Choice and the Best Sustainable Project Awards; and the Irish Building and Design Award for School and Educational Building Project of the Year.