Kavanagh Court, Dublin

Project: Kavanagh Court, Gardiner Street Student Accommodation
Completion Date: 2017
Client: Global Student Accommodation
Project Value: €20m
Services Provided: Project Supervisor Design Process & Assigned Certifier
Project Size: 17,000m2

Project Description

The overall building has a gross floor area of 17,000m² incorporating seven storeys (6 storey plus set back level and part basement). The entirety of the student accommodation is divided into four blocks comprising of 88 cluster units, ranging from a mixture of four-bed units; five-bed units; six-bed units; seven-bed units and eight-bed units to a total of 491 bed spaces. In addition; the accommodation includes an onsite gym, cinema, conferencing suites, communal study areas, kitchens and large terraces. The building encloses a central landscaped courtyard which includes a badminton and table tennis area.


Garland acted as Assigned Certifier on this project from commencement in early April 2016 to present. The project was delivered as a design and build contract on behalf of the client Global Student Accommodation (GSA) and Carrowmore Properties with Bennett Construction Ltd appointed as the main contractor.

The development consisted of the demolition of 18 No. light industrial units and the construction of a student residence complex with associated ancillary accommodation and provision for a café/restaurant.

 The project was delivered on an accelerated programme, whereby the original projected finish date was envisaged for November 2017 but was completed three months earlier. The project was carried out in two phases to allow for early occupation by the client and Garland worked closely with the main contractor along with the various design disciplines to ensure compliance with BC(A)R and facilitate the demands of an aggressive programme.

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