Irish social housing industry day announced

A Meet the Buyer event is to take place in Cork for the Irish government’s Social Housing PPP Bundle 2; stadium project announced for Galway.

A  Meet the Buyer event for Social Housing PPP Bundle 2 will take place at the Charleville Hotel in County Cork on 23 October at 1pm. Construction, engineering, mechanical and electrical companies, as well as companies in related sectors, are invited to attend.
 
Attendees will have the chance to meet the shortlisted tenderers for construction and facilities management through be short face-to-face meetings with the shortlisted tenderers, which include FCC, BAM, Sisk and JJ Rhatigan/OHL.
 
To register, contact Enterprise Ireland here.
 
The PPP project is being procured by the National Development Finance Agency and involves eight sites with 465 units, with three sites in Cork. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is the sanctioning authority with Cork County Council the sponsoring agency.
 
Meanwhile, Connacht Rugby has announced a €30m redevelopment plan to increase the capacity of the Sportsground Stadium in Galway to 12,000.
 
The redevelopment plan has been made possible following an arrangement reached between the Irish Greyhound Board and the freehold owners of the Sportsground, the Galway Agricultural and Sports Society. It is intended that the development will be funded through a combination of public funds, most notably through the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund, and private funding.
 
The provincial club said strategic benefits of the project to the entire region are also closely aligned with the government’s Project Ireland 2040 as well as the recently launched National Sports Policy, all of which highlight the need for a regional spread of capital investment throughout the country.
 
Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) CEO Phillip Browne commented: “A high-performance training centre and a modern stadium are important for the future of rugby in the West of Ireland and the IRFU is fully supportive of, and looks forward to, the development of this exciting project.”
 
Project Ireland 2040 and supply chain management will feature in discussions at Financing Irish Infrastructure 2018 conference next month. For more information, click here.