The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has announced that three consortia have been shortlisted for the Grangegorman Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.
Five submissions were received, but only three consortia have been shortlisted:
The project consists of two new technologically-advanced education buildings - the Central and East quads - at DIT's new education campus at Grangegorman. This project is valued at some €180 million.
The Central Quad will accommodate academic activities and facilities required for a total of ten schools from the College of Sciences & Health, College of Engineering & Built Environment and the College of Arts & Tourism. The gross internal floor area for the Central Quad will be approx. 34,000 m2.
The East Quad Building will accommodate the majority of academic activities and facilities required for the College of Creative & Cultural Industries which currently consists of seven schools, five of which will be accommodated within the East Quad building. The gross internal floor area for the East Quad will be approx. 16,000 m2.
DIT's new campus will accommodate approximately 11,000 students and staff when completed and occupied in September 2017, consolidating up to 40 buildings into a single site. This will derive significant efficiencies for a key third-level institution, which constitutes some 10% of all third-level education places in Ireland.
Eversheds, Willis Risk Services, Healy Kelly Turner Townsend are advising the Irish National Development Finance Agency in the project.