Page last updated: 02/11/18
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 around Ireland with a focus on STEM, including ICT, Engineering and Life Sciences.
The project will be procured as two distinct bundles detailed 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.|
|Institute of Technology Blanchardstown||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.|
|Institute of Technology Tallaght||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.|
|Bundle 2||Brief Description||Size (M2)||Details|
|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.|
|Institute of Technology Carlow||Science facility||6100||The project in Institute of Technology Carlow provides additional space for STEM provision, in particular science.|
|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.|
|Limerick Institute of Techology||Applied Science and IT||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.|
|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.|
|Sanctioning Authority||The Department of Education & Skills|
|Sponsoring Agency||The Higher Education Authority|
|Civil & Structural Engineers||TBC|
|Health & Safety||TBC|
The NDFA is procuring 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 expected that the main PPP tender process will commence in Q4 2018, subject to the required statutory approvals including planning permission.