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NUI Galway Student Housing


In Brief


Client:
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

Location:
Galway, Ireland

Construction value:
£21,000,000

Completion:
June 2018

The development is part of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) masterplan which will deliver commercially viable, modern, appealing and environmentally friendly student accommodation on the campus in addition to other faculty buildings.

Adjacent to the existing Corrib Village on the northern edge of the campus, this new student accommodation comprises 429 high quality student bed spaces integrated into 4-6 bedroom units with shared living/dining/kitchen facilities. The apartments are contained within 4 blocks that are arranged to create two uniquely landscaped courtyards. The design also incorporates a student hub along with self-service laundry and secure cycle store facilities.

This new neighbourhood will provide a variety of different environments ranging from the student’s individual private room, through to the communal living and social spaces as well as the generous landscape which forms the setting for the new buildings. Key to the success of this project has been its integration into the existing surroundings whilst also making way for future development of the envisaged masterplan.