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Ulster University: new Belfast campus

Event organised by ICE

06 March 2023

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This presentation will examine this major project delivery in the face of uncertainty, changing commercial environments, rapid technological advances and supply chain challenges, providing a top class educational and research campus for the benefit of students for a lifetime.

The campus – one of the largest HE capital builds in Europe - will be a catalyst for the redevelopment of a run down deprived part of Belfast and provide a bright and lively gateway to Belfast and facilities available to those who live nearby.

This is a joint meeting with the Concrete Society NI.


Grant Robinson

Grant Robinson

Ulster University

senior project director

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Grant Robinson

Grant is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Member of the Association of Project Managers and Fellow of the Institution of Arbitrators. Grant was appointed as Senior Project Director of the University of Ulster Greater Belfast Development in 2018, the largest University Campus in Europe.

Grant has a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry and asset management service sectors. Grant has extensive experience in setting up and delivering through Construction Joint Ventures, adding value and turnover through large-scale infrastructure projects in contractually complex structures within the context of alternative funding mechanisms.

Over the years, Grant has managed large scale infrastructure from the BID to Financial Close, through to design and delivery and into the Operations phase, delivering on the shareholders business objectives. Grant has delivered Major Acute, and primary Heath Care Projects in the UK, delivered over fifty education projects from primary/post primary to further and higher education throughout the UK and Ireland.

Grant currently works on PFI Roads projects in the UK and Ireland and has vast experience in dispute avoidance and resolution including, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. The DBFO2 Contract in Northern Ireland was recently awarded ISO 19650 Certification BIM Level 2, a global first and awarded best BIM project at the Digital Awards.