Planning permission has been granted for Bonham Quay office development and adjacent student accommodation overlooking Galway's Docks. The new high end office development will attract modern high-tech industries to Galway, strengthening the area's reputation as a fast growing European city.
The €104m campus comprises four office blocks surrounded by two adaptable public squares and linked together by landscaped bridges. The blocks range in size to allow for user flexibility. Additional facilities include retail and restaurants, a commuter centre encouraging smarter and sustainable travel, a fitness centre and a larger dedicated arts and cultural facility. The student accommodation will provide 345 beds.
Bonham Quay will make maximum use of the views over the docklands with extensive use of glazing and will benefit from sunlight from the west coast. The development will be delivered to an exemplary environmental performance exceeding recently set zero carbon targets. BDP has been appointed to provide the architecture, building services engineering and sustainability, and is also WELL-Building consultant for the project which is scheduled to start construction in February 2019.