Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (584)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

584. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science if the major refurbishment works on the north and south block buildings at Dundalk Institute of Technology has commenced; the estimated cost of works; and when these works will be completed. [6625/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

The refurbishment works on the DKIT campus will be delivered on a phased basis out to 2023, with planning and design now well advanced.

Work on the North block is due to commence in Q2 2021, with work on the South block due to commence in Q2 2022. The STEM extension element of the project is at tender stage, with work due to commence in Q2 2021.

While all works are currently projected to be completed by Q3 2023, this timeline may be impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions.

The Exchequer commitment towards the overall project is €18.4m.