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On 12 March 2012, The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruarí Quinn T. D., announced details of 219 new major school building projects to begin over the following five years as part of a €2 billion capital investment programme. These new projects were in addition to 56 major school building projects that he had already announced for 2012.
The NDFA (Non-PPP) schools programme consisted of a mix of new builds, extensions and some remedial works to existing schools both at a primary and post primary level. The programme was divided into 3 bundles with two schools due to be delivered as standalone projects. Click here for a geographical representation of the entire NDFA (Non-PPP) schools programme.
The sites in Bundle 1 are detailed below.
|School Site||Brief Description||Service Commencement Date|
|Griffeen Valley Educate Together NS Lucan, Dublin||Standalone Extension||March 2015|
|St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Drogheda, Co. Louth||Extension & Refurbishment||April 2015|
|Duleek Girls NS, Meath||New Build||September 2015|
|Duleek Boys NS, Meath||New Build||September 2015|
|Navan Education Together NS, Meath||New Build||March 2015|
|Sanctioning Authority||Department of Education & Skills|
|Legal Adviser||Philip Lee Solicitors|
|Construction Contractor||JJ Rhatigan & Co.|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Nicholas O’Dwyer|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineers||Callaghan Engineering|
|Health & Safety||Callaghan Engineering|
The construction contract for Bundle 1 was awarded in Q1 2014. Prior to this the NDFA had established a framework of Design and Build contractors (listed below) following an open competition:
All schools in Bundle 1 were successfully completed and delivered on programme in 2015.
The NDFA, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, facilitated two “Meet the Contractor day” events with the participants to the framework. These events provided an opportunity for local suppliers and enterprises to meet with the participants to the framework and become involved in the projects.