Sisk FCC on track for arrival of 10,000 students
September 2019: Donal McCarthy, Director, Ireland East, Sisk and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD marked an important moment in the Grangegorman project with the Topping Out of the Central Quad for Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin).
This milestone puts the Central Quad, and its sister building the East Quad, on track to be ready for the arrival of 10,000 students in Grangegorman in September 2020. It also reinforces the Government commitment to making Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe by 2026.
The buildings, which span 52,000m2 of development, are being delivered via Public Private Partnership. The will provide academic facilities for ten schools from the College of Sciences & Health, the College of Engineering & Built Environment and the College of Arts and & Tourism from TU Dublin.
Speaking at the topping out ceremony of the Central Quad Building at the Grangegorman Campus in Dublin, on behalf of the main contractor delivering the project Sisk/FCC, Donal McCarthy, Managing Director Ireland East, John Sisk & Son said:
“I am delighted to be here today on behalf of the Sisk / FCC Joint venture leading the construction of the great new facilities at the East and Central Quads, as we hit this key milestone and formally top out the Central Quad. I want to recognise and thank our supply chain partners who are delivering top quality work across all aspects of this build.
“We are working in collaboration with all the stakeholders to address the challenges that a project of this scale brings and I am confident that we will deliver the buildings in time for the start of the 2020 academic year.
“I would like to thank MacQuarie Group, the Grangegorman Development Authority, TU Dublin, our design team partners and the National Development Finance Agency for their positive engagement and support with this important project.
“I would also like to thank our own Sisk / FCC people working here who are fully committed to this project and who are building not only great facilities for the students and staff here, but also long lasting relationships.”
About Sisk FCC:
Sisk FCC is a joint venture setup between John Sisk & Son and Spanish construction company, FCC Construction. The project consists of the two buildings and represents the largest PPP (Public Private Partnership) project in the education sector.