Global Student Accommodation (GSA) has appointed Bennett Construction as the contractor for a 591-bed student accommodation scheme in Dublin.
Situated in Brunswick Street, Dublin, the development is expected to create around 650 new jobs during its construction. A further 75 full time jobs will be created once the site is fully operational.
The purpose-built student accommodation will be operated by GSA and will come equipped with study and leisure spaces along with a gm, games room and cinema.
The site will also include 3,700 square metres of retail space.
Construction is due for completion by the middle of 2018, with the first set of students occupying the site from autumn of that year.
Commenting on the development, Aaron Bailey, Head of Construction Europe for GSA, said: "We are delighted to be commencing work on the Brunswick Street site and look forward to welcoming the first students through the doors next year.
"We are committed to supporting jobs for the local community and worked with the Grangegorman Development Agency to ensure full compliance with the local employment charter."
GSA has already committed EUR 250m worth of investment into student accommodation in Dublin.