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Newry firm to build new students' union at Queen's University

Queen’s University
Queen’s University
Ryan McAleer

By Ryan McAleer

The contract for the £30m redevelopment of the students' union at Queen's University has been awarded to Newry firm Felix O'Hare.

The planning application for the scheme, which will see the existing building demolished, was submitted in May.

Felix O'Hare previously carried out a £9m redevelopment project at the University Road building from 2004 to 2006.

Efforts to develop a new 120,000 sq ft students' centre on the site emerged in 2016. Subject to planning permission, work could begin later this year, with a view for completion in 2021.

Felix O'Hare has also been involved with Queen's University's new School of Law, a development which forms a key part of the institution's £350m investment to transform the campus into world-class facilities for staff and pupils.

A spokesman for Queen's University said: "The project is a two-stage construction process. In the first stage, Felix O'Hare will assist the university and its design teams in the development of technical proposals.

"The second stage will see the development and construction of the main project."

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