The WK Nowlan Consortium has been chosen as framework consultants for the proposed development of the 73-acre Grangegorman site in Dublin city.
The appointment has been made by the State-run Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) which is to oversee the redevelopment of the site to accommodate all of the Dublin Institute of Technology colleges in one location and provide new primary and community health facilities for the Health Service Executive. There will also be new amenities for the local community.
The successful consortium consists of team leaders WK Nowlan & Associates, chartered surveyors and management consultants; Davis Langdon PKS, quantity surveyors; and Farrell Grant Sparks, business advisers and consultants.
The GDA recently selected architects/planners Moore Ruble Yudell from the US, in association with Irish firm DMOD, as the winners of the Grangegorman master plan design competition.
Preparation of the master plan for the site has just commenced with the aim of transforming it into a dynamic new city quarter to include the integration of education, health and other community facilities. The former Dublin city manager, John Fitzgerald, is chairman of the GDA while the chief executive is Gerry Murphy, who previously worked with the National Roads Authority. Peter Coyne, former chief executive of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, is to lead the winning consortium after joining the WK Nowlan consulting team. Bill Nowlan, chairman of the company, said that the nature and growing complexity of urban development required the input of the most skilled professionals to ensure that projects were delivered on time, on budget and on quality.
The Irish Times