Consultant sought for Irish stadium

A consultant is being sought to examine all aspects to deliver and operate a redeveloped stadium in Dublin.

Dublin City Council is to establish a two-year single party framework agreement for a detailed analysis, including a full appraisal of the Dalymount Park Redevelopment Project.

The consultant will deliver a detailed appraisal for the redevelopment of the stadium in north Dublin over its lifecycle. A risk analysis will make up a major part of any appraisal and an examination of different design and construction options should be considered. The analysis should also include funding sources and different management options available to the council.

The scope to incorporate additional, complementary uses/ facilities into the project to improve financial performance should also be considered.

In June 2015, the council purchased Dalymount Park from ground owners, Bohemian Football Club, for €3.8m to secure the future of the sports ground, which has fallen into disrepair. It will be home to two clubs, Bohemians and Shelbourne FC, and will provide a modern multi-functional sporting, educational and civic venue, with shared use a key objective.

Bids are due by 17 November.

Meanwhile, the National Development Finance Agency has extended the deadline for technical advisory services for the Hammond Lane Courts PPP Project in Dublin to 26 October, instead of the original date of 16 October.

The fifth annual Financing Irish Infrastructure conference will return to Dublin on 11 December. For more information, click here.