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Ardcairn House, Brunswick Street

Bennett Construction were the Main Contractor on this development of a Student Accommodation Scheme that was located on a brown field site in Dublinís North Inner City. This scheme was a Design & Build Project and was the second such project being delivered by Bennett for this Client Group.

The 0.76ha site, which opened onto Brunswick Street and Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7, previously contained a number of semi derelict dwellings and a number of vacant warehouses, all of which have been demolished to make way for the development.

The development has a total area of 21000m2 and comprised of 571 bed spaces with a discount food store (2860m2), off licence, separate retail units (circa 630m2), student community group recreational facility, student gym, ancillary accommodation and all associated site works.  The student/ community group recreational was arranged over two floors with mezzanine.

Upper floors (1st to 5th) comprised 126 no. units of student accommodation – 5no. x three bed units, 29 no. x 4 bed units, 29 no. x 5 bed units, 14 no. x 6 bed units, 13 no. x 7 bed units, 12 no. 8 bed units, and 24 no. studio units. Total 571 no. bed spaces.

The development was constructed using an insitu concrete frame with flat slab construction which was part 4, part 5 and part 6 storeys in height.  The foundations were a combination of insitu precast piles, ground bearing pad foundations and interconnecting ground beams.  The façade was clad in a combination of brick cladding and curtain walling elements.

 

Project Details
Client: Global Student Accommodation
Size: 21,000m2
Architect: Mola Architecture
Surveyor: Mitchell McDermott
Timeframe: 18 months
Cost: Ä39 million
Location: Ireland