Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Further and Higher Education
146. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund has concluded or if additional calls will be made in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59336/21]
As the Deputy may be aware, five projects were approved under the Higher Education strategic infrastructure Fund (HESIF). The five projects in question are at various stages, from planning and design to construction (see table below). Delivery of projects in the higher education sector is devolved to the higher education institutions. Responsibility for the planning and procurement processes, as well as project delivery timelines, all fall within the remit of the HEIs.
Project reporting by the HEIs to the HEA is in line with agreed Devolved Control Procedures.
|Maynooth University||Technology Society & Innovation Building||€25m||On site|
|IT Sligo||Extension to Central Campus (EO1) Project||€6.6m||On Site|
|UCC||Cork University Business School (CUBS) Project||€25m||Design|
|NUIG||Learning Commons Project||€15m||Design|
|UCD||Future Campus Project||€25m||Pre-tender|