Page last updated: 31/10/18
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.
To assist the Department of Education and Skills (DoES) in the delivery of the required additional capacity, the DoES and the NDFA agreed that part of the development programme would be procured and delivered by the NDFA, acting on behalf of the DoES.
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 3 are detailed below.
|School Site||Brief Description||Service Commencement Date|
|Cloughduv NS, Cork||Extension||December 2014|
|Watergrasshill NS, Cork||Extension & Refurbishment||April 2015|
|Nagle Rice NS, Milltown, Kerry||New Build||April 2015|
|Le Chéile NS, Limerick||New Build||June 2015|
|CBS Midelton, Cork||Extension & Refurbishment||November 2015|
|Presentation Secondary School, Milltown, Kerry||New Build||November 2015|
|Sanctioning Authority||Department of Education & Skills|
|Legal Adviser||Philip Lee Solicitors|
|Construction Contractor||JJ Rhatigan & Co.|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||Malone O’Regan|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineers||Hayes Higgins Partnership|
|Health & Safety||HKTT|
The construction contracts for all three bundles of (Non PPP) schools were awarded in Q1 2014.
Prior to this the NDFA had established a framework of Design and Build contractors (listed below) following an open competition:
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.
All schools in Bundle 3 were successfully completed and delivered on programme in 2014 & 2015.