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In September 2010, the Irish Government launched a major new urban regeneration development programme which will include state of the art mental health facilities, a purpose-built third level education campus for the Dublin Institute of Technology (“DIT”) and a variety of public amenities, to be built on the grounds of St. Brendan’s Hospital in Grangegorman in Dublin 7. This development includes the “DIT Campus at Grangegorman – East and Central Quads Public Private Partnership Programme”, which is being delivered under a single contract to design, build, finance and maintain the two quads for 25 years.
The Sanctioning Authority for this programme is the Department of Education and Skills. The Grangegorman Development Agency is the Sponsoring Agency. The NDFA is the procuring body acting for and on behalf of the Minister for Education & Skills and the financial adviser for the programme. DIT will be the end user of the facilities.
Central Quad (Food, Sciences, Health & Engineering) – The Central Quad buildings will accommodate academic activities and facilities required for a total of ten schools from the College of Sciences & Health, College of Engineering & Built Environment and the College of Arts & Tourism. These schools and their associated academic, teaching and specialist facilities will be grouped within the Central Quad to maximise the benefits and efficiencies to DIT from locating together related disciplines and functions such as wet & dry laboratories, the National Optometry Centre and specialist culinary arts training facilities. The gross internal floor area for the Central Quad will be approx. 36,000 m2.
East Quad (Creative & Cultural Industries) – The East Quad buildings will accommodate the majority of academic activities and facilities required for the College of Creative & Cultural Industries which currently consists of seven schools, five of which will be accommodated within the East Quad. The accommodation will include a 400 seat music performance hall, music, dance & drama performance & practice spaces and creative arts & media studios. The gross internal floor area for the East Quad will be approx. 16,000 m2.
|Sanctioning Authority||Department of Education and Skills|
|Sponsoring Agency / Campus Wide Development||Grangegorman Development Agency|
|End User||Dublin Institute of Technology|
|Legal Adviser||Eversheds Sutherland|
|Insurance Adviser||Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.|
|Architect||Shepard Robson & Mullarkey Pedersen|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Malone O’Regan Consulting|
|Mechanical, Electrical & ICT||JV Tierney Consulting Engineers|
The PIN was published on Thursday 29 August 2013. A project information day was held in Grangegorman on Monday 9 September. The NDFA presentation from the event is available here.
The NDFA published a Contract Notice in the OJEU on 31 October 2013. The Contract Notice can be viewed here. Five submissions were received and three consortia were shortlisted to submit tenders. Final tenders were received in November 2014.
Following a detailed tender evaluation process the Eriugena consortium was selected as preferred tenderer in March 2015. Planning permission was granted for both the Central and East Quads by Dublin City Council, following the Strategic Development Zone process in July 2015.
Details of the planning permissions are available at the following links:
Following an unsuccessful procurement challenge, the programme is proceeding to contract award and is expected to commence construction shortly.
The Eriugena consortium consists of the following:
|Equity Provider||Macquarie Capital Group Ltd.|
|Construction Contractors||John Sisk & Sons (Holdings) Ltd.|
|FCC Construction (Ireland) Ltd.|
|Facilities Management Providers||Sodexo Ireland Ltd.|
Financial Close was achieved on 28 March 2018.