Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Office of Public Works Projects
154. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 148 of 18 September 2018, when planning permission will be sought for the State data centre; when tenders will be sought for construction; when construction will commence; the estimated construction time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9551/19]
A planning application was lodged for the State Data Centre on the 21-2-2019. The programme for detailed design, tender and construction is under review at present but it is expected that tenders will be sought in Q3 2019 and construction should commence in Q4 2019/Q1 2020. The construction period is expected to be 12 to 18 months.