Minister Howlin welcomes NDFA’s announcement of Preferred Tenderer on Courts Bundle PPP Project

Issued 15 June 2015

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., today (Monday 15 June) welcomed the announcement by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), of BAM PPP PGGM as Preferred Tenderer for the Courts Bundle PPP Project. The Courts Bundle PPP Project is part of the €1.4 billion PPP stimulus package delivering critical social and economic infrastructure across the country.

Minister Howlin said:

“This project involves building four new courthouses and refurbishing a further three. Building works will take place in seven different locations across the country. The project will create local jobs and will provide modern, fit for purpose facilities for members of the judiciary, the legal profession, Gardaí and the general public.”

Construction is expected to commence in November 2015 with final delivery due by November 2017.

 

Note to Editors:

 

Courthouse Locations

The new and refurbished courthouses will be constructed at the following seven locations:

New Courthouses:

Drogheda - Wellington Quay, Drogheda, Co. Louth (site at Linenhall Street/Patrickswell Lane)

Limerick -Mulgrave Street, Limerick City, Co. Limerick ('Costellos Yard')

Letterkenny - High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal (site of former council leisure centre)

Wexford - Municipal Buildings, Wygram Place, Wexford town (former Tate School)

Refurbishments:

 

Cork -Anglesea Street, Cork City, Co. Cork

Mullingar - Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Waterford - Catherine Street, Waterford City, Co. Waterford

 

Responsibilities

The Department of Justice and Equality is the sanctioning authority for the PPP project while the Courts Service of Ireland is responsible for managing and delivering the courthouses.  The NDFA acts as financial adviser and procurement agency.

 

As the NDFA acts as the procurement agency, all queries should be referred to the NTMA press office.