Written answers

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Capital Expenditure Programme

Patrick Costello (Dublin South Central, Green Party)
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577. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the capital works projects currently ongoing at both Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin that are being part funded or fully funded by his Department; the cost of each project; and the completion date for each project in tabular form. [34965/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The following table includes the information requested by the Deputy. As budgets for projects that have not yet reached the contract award stage are commercially sensitive, I have included a cost range.

Name Description Completion Cost Range (€m) DFHERIS Contribution (€m)
UCD Future Campus Phase 1 project. This is currently at pre-planning stage and will include a new Centre for Future Learning and a Centre for Creativity as Phase 1 of a planned transformative process for the Belfield campus. 2023 >100 25
E3 Trinity College Dublin New building on TCD's main campus to accommodate the E3 (Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies) Institute. 2024 50-100 15
In addition UCD received €3,999,000 and TCD received €2,798,000 by way of a devolved capital grant for minor works and equipment for the 2020/21 academic year. This flexible funding complements other large-scale capital investments in the sector that will help expand availability of student places and transform campus infrastructure over the coming years.

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