Thursday, 19 September 2019

Ceisteanna (74)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

74. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Hawkins House capital project has commenced; if so, the stage the project is at; when the project is expected to go out for tender; when construction will commence; when the project will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38070/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The OPW took possession of the vacated Hawkins House from the Dept. of Health on 24 June, 2019 and has appointed a multi-disciplinary team to progress the 'demolition phase' of this project.  It is anticipated that following the tender process and award of contract, demolition works will commence on site in 2020. This demolition phase is expected to take approximately 12-14 months to complete.

Planning permission was secured for an office development on this site and the OPW is currently considering a number of options that includes potential future investment, in consultation with a range of stakeholders.