Page last updated: 04/09/19
On 16 October 2017, The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. and the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., announced a €200 million PPP Programme for the Higher Education sector. The NDFA will procure the programme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills and the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The NDFA is financial adviser to the programme.
The investment will be across 11 Institutes of Technology in various locations across two Project Bundles around Ireland with a focus on STEM, ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences.
Details of the different project sites in bundle 1 are in the table below.
|Bundle 1||Brief Description||Size (m2)||Details|
|Athlone Institute of Technology||STEM facility||6025||Development of a new STEM facility to include science labs, lecture theatres, classrooms and other facilities.|
|Cork Institute of Technology||Learning Resource Centre||6800||The proposed project is the construction of a Learning Resource Centre which will accommodate learning, study, exhibition, engagement and entrepreneurial space. It will allow CIT to increase capacity across STEM, business and humanities subjects.|
|Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design Technology||Digital Media Building||7300||The construction of a Digital Media Building which will house the animation and visual design communications labs, with capacity also for growth in courses in creative computing, entrepreneurship and creative technologies.|
|Technological University Dublin Blanchardstown Campus||General Teaching Facility||4000||As part of its campus Masterplan, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is expanding its general teaching facilities to support growth in student numbers across a range of disciplines.|
|Technological University Dublin Tallaght Campus||Culinary Arts, Engineering & Science||5200||This project includes a technical development centre (i.e. practice based learning facilities for engineering and science courses); facilities for the culinary arts; and new classrooms and computer labs.|
|Institute of Technology Tralee||STEM facility||9000||The construction of a building to accommodate the STEM School of IT Tralee. The STEM building will be located at the Institute’s north Campus at Dromtacker.|
|Sanctioning Authority||The Department of Education & Skills|
|Sponsoring Agency||The Higher Education Authority|
|Legal Adviser||Eversheds Sutherland|
|Architectural Adviser||Coady Architects / FCBS Studios / BDP|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Mott MacDonald|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineers||JV Tierney|
The NDFA has procured technical and other advisers on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills and the Higher Education Authority to bring the projects through planning to procurement stage. It is anticipated that the procurement process will commence during the second half of 2019 subject to necessary consents and approvals being granted.