This project consists of the phased demolition of the existing link corridor and part of the administration areas, and construction, in 3 phases, of a new link which forms a widen corridor leading through the existing college campus area. The phase 1 works required a huge emphasis on coordination with the Client in maintaining safe access by means of forming hoarded tunnels for temporary daily use by the college students & staff, a safe & weather-tight link through the college, while construction work was being completed.
Phase 1 was completed in 2008 within the allocated duration and budget. Phases 2 &3 were completed during the summer 2009 shut down period ready for use in September ’09.
Client: Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Architect & Design Team: Architect: Coady Partnership Architects, Mount Pleasant Business Centre, Mount Pleasant Ave., Ranelagh, Dublin 6; Engineer (Struct) HGL O’Connor & Co., Woodquay Court, Woodquay, Galway; Engineer (Services); Heavy Kenny Associates, Blake House, Kirwans Lane, Galway.
Reference Contact: Jim Coady, Coady Partnership Architects.
Project Value: circa €3.5 million
Project Duration: Phase 1 6 months / Phase 2 & 3: 4 months