BAM Building Ltd, the Irish building subsidiary of Royal BAM Group nv, has been awarded a build-only contract for the new children’s hospital project in Dublin, Ireland. The contract value is more than €600 million. The construction of the new children’s hospital is expected to take four years.

Full planning permission for the hospital, the two pediatric outpatients and urgent care centers, a children’s research and innovation Center and a 53-unit family accommodation center was granted in April 2016. A comprehensive tendering process followed, which was recently completed with the selection of BAM Building Ltd.

The 12-acre site on the St James’s Hospital campus has been fully cleared and is now ready for the laying of foundations of what is the largest public construction project awarded in Ireland. The new hospital will include more than 6,150 rooms, four acres of outdoor gardens and external space, and 380 individual inpatient rooms each having a bed for parents to sleep near their sick child.