Page last updated: 05/09/19
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 Institutions of Technology across two Project Bundles in various locations around Ireland with a focus on STEM, ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences.
Details of the different project sites in bundle 2 are in the table below.
|Bundle 2||Brief Description||Size (m2)||Details|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Engineering, Computing and General Teaching||12800||This project consists of the construction of a new Engineering, Computing and General Teaching Building at WIT’s Cork Road Campus. It will provide for the consolidation of a number of faculties in one space and generate efficiencies in that respect.|
|Limerick Institute of Technology|| |
Applied Science & IT Building
|5200||This project provides for the construction of a new Applied Science & IT building on the LIT Moylish campus. The building will accommodate science labs, flat teaching facilities, computer labs, tutorial rooms, breakout and meeting spaces.|
|Letterkenny Institute of Technology||Library, IT and Teaching||5100||This project provides for the construction of a Library and General Education Building which will accommodate a learning resource centre, IT and innovation laboratories, online learning delivery rooms and classrooms|
|Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology||STEM Facility||5500||The GMIT project involves construction of a new STEM building, which will include labs, multi-purpose rooms, lab support rooms, seminar rooms and classrooms.|
|Carlow Institute of Technology||Science Facility||6100||The project in Institute of Technology Carlow provides additional space for STEM provision, in particular science.|
|Sanctioning Authority||The Department of Education & Skills|
|Sponsoring Agency||The Higher Education Authority|
|Legal Adviser||Eversheds Sutherland|
|Architectural Adviser||Taylor McCarney / Henry J Lyons / Mullarkey Pedersen|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||RPS Group Ltd|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineers||BDP|
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.