BAM has secured a contract from the Waterford City and County Council in Ireland for the construction of the North Quays Infrastructure project.

BAM will be responsible for the construction of the new integrated transport hub and transport bridge as well as enhanced multi-modal access infrastructure.

Earlier this month, the government gave approval to €170.6m investment plan to facilitate access to the North Quays Strategic Development Zone.

This funding will see the delivery of the public infrastructure that will serve the SDZ site and the public.

Works on the site are expected to commence early next year and be completed in 2025.

Construction of the North Quays infrastructure is expected to create 200 jobs.

Waterford City Mayor and County Council councillor John O’ Leary said: ‘This is an exciting day for Waterford and the region. It’s a day that we are another step closer to realising the vision of the North Quays development.

“We are very much looking forward to collaborating with a contractor of BAM’s calibre in the delivery of a transformative project that will copper-fasten Waterford’s economic, tourism and sustainable development, by creating a compact and vibrant core centred on the river.”

The new Transport Hub will put Waterford at the forefront of integrated city centre transport infrastructure, with train, bus, taxi, cycling and car parking – all at one location.

The North Quays will be linked to the core of the city centre by a transport bridge for pedestrians, bicycles, and a courtesy bus service.

BAM Ireland executive director Alasdair Henderson said: “BAM is delighted to be awarded the contract for this transformative infrastructure scheme for the people of Waterford. Our team looks forward to delivering these works which will have a lasting positive impact on the city and environs, enhancing sustainable connectivity and public amenities for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.”

The public infrastructure project also covers contracts for enabling and ancillary works that are either finished, ongoing or in development.

These works feature demolition, site clearance, utility diversions, rock slope stabilisation, drainage and flood defence works, and footpath widening.

The infrastructure will allow the commercial development on the SDZ Site, which will feature offices, residential, retail, accommodation, and tourism investment in conference/exhibition facilities, in addition to a four-star hotel and visitor’s centre.

The commercial development of the site will be undertaken by Harcourt Developments, a Dublin-based property development and management company.

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Image: Officials of the BAM, Waterford City and County Council in Ireland. Credit: BAM.