Michael Nugent Awarded Prolific Queens Biological Sciences Project
Queen’s University Belfast is moving forward with its plans to build a new £39m School of Biological Sciences, which will be a key driver for the development and future growth of the life sciences and agri-food sectors in Northern Ireland.
The life sciences and agri-food sectors play a massive role in Northern Ireland’s economy, currently employing some 80,000 people and generating more than £5.5 billion in sales each year. Due to open in 2018, the building will provide the facilities to help grow the University’s life sciences sector, especially in areas such as agriculture/food science, food safety, disease/infection biology, diagnostics, waste management, ecosystems and the environment. The new School, which is being built at Chlorine Gardens in Belfast, will offer state-of-the art teaching and research facilities for its 750 students and 170 staff, who will tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Michael Nugent Ltd will be providing a full mechanical services installation for this project, as well as coordinating the BIM process for both the mechanical and electrical services. The new school of Biological Sciences is a fully compliant BIM Level 2 project, QUB’s Flagship BIM programme, and the first ever in Ireland to be level 2 compliant.
We are proud to be a part of this prestigious project and look forward to working with Queens in the coming months.
(Photos courtesy of QUB)