CIS Blog

CIS Construction Project Activity Stats Week Ending Friday 17th February

The tables below highlight the volume and values on construction projects added/updated on the CIS Online database in the past week. A high volume of projects were submitted for planning across all sectors last week, 340 total. Another noteworthy point is that €716m worth of projects have moved to Tender stage.

The Residential sector has had the highest volume and value of projects added/updated in the last week with 179 at a value of €744m, followed by Commercial with 133.

Unsurprisingly, Dublin has seen the highest volume of projects added/updated last week, followed by Co. Antrim.

Projects Published By Stage

Projects Published By Sector

Projects Published By County

“A Giant Step Forward for Children’s Healthcare in Ireland”

Phelim Devine Pic

Written by Phelim Devine; Design Director/Deputy Project Director of New Paediatric Hospital Development Board

 Nch New

Project Introduction

The new children’s hospital is the most significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland and is a core part of Ireland’s transition to a new model of care for paediatric services. In April 2016, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission to the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to construct a new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, this followed two years of procurement and design work by and international teams; 1,000s of hours of engagement with families, young people, staff, local communities and 3 local authorities.

In addition to the new children’s hospital, planning permission was also granted for two Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Centres at Tallaght Hospital and Connolly Hospital which will provide day to day care for children from the Greater Dublin Area, outside of the M50. A children’s research and innovation centre and 53 bed family accommodation units are also included in the plan. As part of the planning application a masterplan for the campus was undertaken to validate the site capacity of the overall 50- acre site to support the new children’s hospital integrated project, the relocation of the Coombe maternity hospital and the redevelopment of the St James’s adult hospital including all known future expansion. In addition, an allowance was made for unknown expansion for all three hospitals and other stakeholders on the campus. The masterplan concluded that all of the development could be accommodated on the campus in accordance with the then DCC Development Plan. The masterplan study would also be in accordance with the newly adopted DCC Development Plan.

The role of the current National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) is to plan design, build and equip the new children’s hospital in accordance with the high-level framework brief which was commissioned by the Health Service Executive (HSE). Our role is delivered in collaboration with the service user; The Children’s Hospital Group. The brief aligns with the National Model of Care for Paediatrics which sets out the core services to be delivered at the new children’s hospital, and on the additional range of services to be provided outside of the main hospital in regional paediatric centres. This includes an assessment of the range of services to be provided through the Paediatric Outpatient Department & Urgent Care Centres, and the preferred location(s) for these services, taking account of international best practice in the planning of children’s hospital services.

 

NPHDB Vision

Nch1

At the outset of the revised project to locate the new children’s hospital on the site of the St James’s Hospital campus the NPHDB set out its vision to deliver the integrated project. Some of the key pillars are as follows:

  • To handover one of the finest children’s hospitals in the world.
  • Once in a lifetime legacy project for children and young people, staff and the community.
  • Act as a catalyst for local regeneration in Dublin 8 including integration of community benefit into the construction contracts.
  • Work with key stakeholders to set out a vision for an innovation hub maximising the full benefit of tri-location on the campus.
  • Be ambitious with the programme & simplify the implementation process where appropriate.
  • Ensure we use the best people on the client team, design teams and construction teams to deliver a hospital of the highest quality.
  • Bring about change to the procurement process.
  • Ensure collaboration; restore the right behaviours in the construction industry
  • Ensure sustainability is embedded in the project.
  • Bring innovation, and integrate latest technology in collaboration with Industry.
  • Working in collaboration with the end user, the Children’s Hospital Group to apply continuous benchmarking and evidence based design to the project.

This Vision has been incorporated into the work undertaken on the project to date and will continue until the NPHDB has completed its role under statute.

 

Project Challenges

Nch2

There were a number of project challenges at the outset in late 2013. The scale and complexity of the project was unique to capital investment in social infrastructure building projects particularly healthcare but also in the context of large private sector projects.

The governance and approval structure was complex with many key stakeholders such as the Department of Health, HSE, Children’s Hospital Group including the three children’s hospitals at Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght. state advisors, three local authorities, three host campuses, universities, other government departments and An Bord Pleannala. The planning application outlining six distinct elements in four locations was particularly complex. The importance of successful stakeholder engagement with those listed above but also with the clinical staff, parents, children’s advocacy groups, youth advisory council, and others was critical to ensuring the design of the hospital was optimum, best in class, and meets the needs for all stakeholders for now and for the future.

We shared our vision from an early stage and emphasised the importance in bringing about change to implementation procedures. Many stakeholders were very supportive of change as they fully understood that the project was unique in nature on many fronts requiring special consideration.

Given that the previous scheme at the Mater site was refused at planning stage it was imperative that the NPHDB fully understood how this was to be overcome at St. James’s campus. Significant work was undertaken prior to procuring a design team to ensure that any strategic challenges of delivering a successful planning application could be mitigated.

In 2013 the construction industry was suffering from 70% contraction. We were concerned about the capacity of the market both in design and construction to deliver the project. The behaviours in the market had changed to adversarial with the introduction of the public works contract together with the recession, we needed to get back to a position where the project was delivered through collaboration and partnership using the best resources. To do this we needed to take a different approach to the procurement of the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s campus; a two stage procurement process was adopted for the construction. We also understood that the scale, complexity, and timeframe for the project was unique bringing with it increased risk for contractors. It was therefore important for us to create appropriate market interest for the project.

 

Architectural & Clinical Overview of the new children’s hospital at St. James’s Campus

 Nch3

The design concept gives the new hospital a strong identity that is unlike any other hospital. Deliberately so, as the intention is to break with the institutional mould of traditional hospital design and create an innovative environment – one that not only meets the highest clinical standards but is also uplifting, engaging and child and family centred. The concept, now developed in great detail, has evolved out of extensive dialogue with many stakeholders such as leading clinicians and staff representatives, parents, children advocacy groups, local communities, local business groups, and industry specialists over the course of the last two years. This extensive consultation process has led to

the proposed development of ‘one of the finest children’s hospitals in the world’ which has been designed to enable staff to deliver the best possible clinical care for children and young people.

Once complete, the 160,000m2 new children’s hospital will be heralded as a world class hospital for children and young people from all over Ireland, who have complicated and serious illnesses and are in need of specialist and complex care. The hospital and the two proposed satellite centres at Tallaght and Blanchardstown (Connolly) will also provide all the ‘local hospital’ paediatric secondary care to children in the local population.

The overall scope of the planned new children’s hospital development on the St. James’s campus comprises of:

  • A four storey building – rising to seven storeys at its highest point above ground – sits comfortably within the existing St. James’s Hospital campus, the first views of the hospital being an oval pavilion set in a therapeutic rooftop garden. The garden is an integral part of the design as it will give a tangible sense of this being a special place – one for children and young people, elevated above the world of adults.
  • Below the elevated garden, the elements which will be distinguishable immediately are the main entrance and the outpatient clusters. These project out like welcoming arms on either side of a generous entrance piazza, drawing visitors towards the hospital’s front door. The curved form of the ward pavilion reveals itself most clearly above the main entrance, extending down to ground level as a double-height glazed screen that allows the piazza and entrance concourse to feel like an uninterrupted public space. Once inside, visitors will find themselves in what instinctively feels like the heart of the hospital – a four-storey high space that visually and intuitively connects all the building’s principal levels.
  • 380 single in-patient rooms, with ensuite bathrooms and an overnight bed for parents. Other family accommodation includes 53-bedroom facility near the main entrance, and a 30 bedroom facility embedded within the hospital for parents and families with children in critical care.
  • 93 day-care beds
  • 22 procedure rooms including 18 operating theatres of which 3 are hybrid theatres, 2 endoscopy suites, Cath Lab, and a paediatric interventional radiology room.
  • 5 MRI Scanners including one inter-operative MRI. Expansion space for two further MRI’s. 2 CT scanners and one Spec-CT scanner. Seven general radiology rooms, two fluoroscopy rooms and six ultrasound rooms.
  • Specialist fit out areas such as category 3 laboratories and isolation suites, stem cell lab, aseptic suite, radio-pharmacy, and audiology rooms.
  • A multi-level day-lit concourse connects the main entrance with the hospital’s other principal public entrance from the LUAS, a 2-minute walk away. The concourse extends down to a lower ground level providing access to a number of clinical areas as well as the main visitor car park situated below the entrance. On the west side of the concourse, overlooking the South Circular, the outpatient clusters are grouped within four wings arranged around three garden courtyards. Reception and waiting areas are placed between the wings, open to the concourse on one side and the gardens on the other. On the east side of the concourse state-of-the-art clinical facilities include 42 beds in critical care unit and 18 neonatal critical care units, Operating Theatres incorporating interventional radiology suites, an Imaging Department and an Emergency Department with its own dedicated access.
  • The design of the new children’s hospital has recognised the need of the vast majority of parents to access the hospital by car and ample parking has been provided for families based on current and projected future demand, with treble the current available parking at the existing three children’s hospitals in Dublin. There will be 1,000 car parking spaces in the new children's hospital and 675 of these spaces will be reserved entirely for families. The parking system will allow families to reserve spaces ahead of arriving to the hospital and 31 specific car parking spaces are also planned for emergency parking outside the Emergency Department. The ability to book a space and have access to an emergency drop off are being incorporated into the project following consultation at parent forum workshops.
  • There will be an elevated helipad at the new children's hospital, which will have direct and rapid access to the Critical Care, Theatre and Emergency Departments within the hospital. There will also be direct access through the new children's hospital to St. James's Hospital for adult services, and to the future Maternity Hospital as required.
    • Shops, cafes, restaurants and information points line the concourse, facing you as you come through the main entrance. The shape of the ward oval above is intimated by the curved west side of the atrium, reminding visitors of the building’s distinctive external form. The oval-shaped garden, a modern reinterpretation of the courtyard at the heart of the nearby former Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, forms a secure, sheltered environment for patients, their families and staff.
    • Public realm to the boundary of the proposed new children’s hospital to include the SCR, the Liner park opposite the LUAS and on the St. James’s Hospital Campus will be redeveloped to a very high standard providing increased amenity. Redeveloped traffic

 

Construction Procurement

 Nch 4

At the outset of the project in early 2014 the NPHDB decided in collaboration with the HSE and in agreement with the Office of Government Procurement that a two stage procurement process for the construction of the new children’s hospital at the St. James’s campus was the most appropriate approach to deliver the project. It facilitates that early contractor engagement (Main Contractor and Specialists), innovation, collaboration and partnership, value engineering, phasing, and pre-fabrication may be incorporated into the final design. It allows the market to be tested early and to adapt the final design to meet budget constraints. The cost of tendering for such a large project was understood and contract provisions were made to reduce the risk for tendering contractors. Once the contractor and specialists are appointed the final design will be completed including completion of mock-up and samples, products, and agreement of an integrated programme to arrive at an adjusted contract sum using a mechanism described within the contract. 2.5% will then be applied to the adjusted contract sum to form a GMP with a 50/50 sharing mechanism.

It was also agreed that the current form of PW contract at that juncture was not appropriate for the project and that adjustments would benefit the project. The following adjustments were incorporated in the bespoke contract:

  • BOQ has Primacy
  • Specialists procured directly by Employer and then will be sub-contracted to the Main Contractor using a bespoke sub-contract based on the CIF NN form.
  • Two stage tender with mechanism for GMP (2.5%) for MC & Specialists
  • Hyper Inflation Protection
  • Cap on Main Contractor Liability
  • 10% bond, capped and reduced significantly at SC, Specialists 10% bond to MC
  • Stepped LAD’s
  • Owner Controlled Insurance
  • Dispute Board, Conciliation, Court rather than Arbitration

It was felt that these provisions would hopefully reduce the risk to tendering contractors and specialists and create market interest.

The NPHDB has a very strong vision on how the construction projects should be delivered to ensure the right quality outcome.  This hinges on seven key attributes:

People: The quality of team members and their commitment towards genuine collaboration and partnership;

Health, Safety, & Wellbeing: of all involved, through the highest standards of professionalism in the planning and execution of construction;

Quality: in all facets of the project, from initial site setup through to the production of samples and mock ups and ultimately a brilliantly crafted building;

Good Neighbour: to host hospitals and the wider community (including a carefully considered approach to community benefits);

Respect for the Environment: An integrated approach to the design and delivery of sustainable solutions;

Commitment to a Cost Effective Approach: that delivers the right quality within the GMP

Programme: a commitment to the children, parents and staff to deliver the hospital as soon as possible.

 

Community Benefit

 Nch5

In 2015 the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and Children’s Hospital Group, together with key statutory agencies and community interests, came together to form a Community Benefit Oversight Committee to ensure that the impact of the €650 million investment could be maximised in the short, medium and long term for local communities of Dublin South Central. The Oversight Committee brings together  all  of the relevant  stakeholder groups with the overarching objective to maximise employment, training and career opportunities and to support local business development.

As its first action, the Oversight Committee commissioned the ‘Harnessing the  Potential’  EY Report which found that there are a wide range of areas with which the local community can benefit.  The Report culminated in a series of recommendations on how community benefit could  be maximised and a roadmap set out structured across the following four pillars:

  1.1 Employment and education programmes: Internships, job placements and labour activation programmes will all be used during both the construction and operational phases. These will leverage existing community and state supports but will be tailored to maximise the opportunities from the project. Schools programmes will be rolled out to encourage children to consider medical or support roles from an early age.

 1.2 Enterprise Support: Direct demand for goods – e.g. Cafes and restaurants - potential for spin off companies – procurement support for small business, online knowledge portal.

 1.3 Procurement and use of social clauses: Maximising the potential of social clauses in both the construction phase and in the operational phase.

1.4 Community and awareness raising: Raising awareness of educational opportunities; driving the message among suppliers, local organisations and the community to ensure that the community is ready for the opportunity with the right skills and the right structures to maximise the potential.

A first step in ensuring that this strategy becomes a reality has already been taken with the appointment of a Community Benefit Manager who is leading on the implementation of the recommendations of the ‘Harnessing the Potential’ report and much work has been undertaken to incorporate innovative community benefit clauses into the construction tenders. A recruitment pathway has been put in place with Intreo and the Local Employment Service in order to maximise opportunities for local employment. The NPHDB and Children’s Hospital Group have also commenced briefing sessions with schools, colleges and local training centres in relation to construction industry careers and to future job opportunities within the health/life science area, with more information sessions are planned for the months ahead.

 

Building Information Modeling

Level 2 BIM is being developed for the Project in accordance with PAS 1192. The BIM will be handed over to the Contractor upon completion of the detail design where it will be developed to a high level of detail and information for the purpose of maintaining the building during operation. The BIM is being successfully used for the engagement with clinical staff to agree the functionality of the hospital. The clinical staff are able to review 3D views of rooms including all of the specified joinery, furniture, mechanical and electrical systems, and specialist equipment. For specialist areas where the geometry is very complex we have developed virtual reality models by rendering of the BIM and viewed using VR goggles. This has proven to be very beneficial in agreeing the final design of the hospital.

Sustainability & Whole lift Cost

The project will be delivered as a BREEAM excellent hospital and sustainability measures have been incorporated in the design where appropriate. A whole lift cost approach to products, materials and specifications has been considered.

ICT & Equipment

The proposed hospital will be ICT enabled to HIMSS level 6 being the first fully digital Hospital in Ireland with electronic patient record. Benchmarking of international digital hospitals has established the framework for the design taking cognisance of emerging trends and future change.

The NPHDB are conducting research into a number of sourcing strategies for the procurement of the medical equipment in the hospital to support innovation and excellence in clinical care delivery, to align and integrate with a digital hospital with an electronic patient record, to support the aspiration to become a leading centre for research and innovation, and to deliver value and be cost effective.

Programme

In August 2016 the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board appointed a contractor for the first phase of construction for the new children’s hospital, this includes site clearance works, demolitions, site diversions, and archaeological investigation. This contract is well underway and is on programme.

The main & specialist contractors for the new children’s hospital and for the two Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Satellite Centres at Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals will be awarded early in 2017. The construction of the Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Satellite Centres are scheduled for completion commencing in 2018, and the new children’s hospital in 2020.

The 53 bed family accommodation building and the Children’s Research and Innovation Centre on the St James’s Hospital campus are subject to separate procurements and are not expect to commence on site till 2018.

Top 10 ROI Construction Projects Viewed in January 2017 (1)

Below is a list of the top ten most viewed construction projects in the Reublic of Ireland on CIS Online in January. Customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID and access these and unlimited views of other projects on our real-time researched database. CIS FREE users can view up to 10 projects per month. Discover the benefits of using our premium service to discover and pursue business opportunities today by contacting our team at sales@cisireland.com or call 01 2999 200.

Frascati

 

Project ID

Site Name

Section

No. Times Viewed

845593

€46m - Student Accommodation Development

Residential

543

898072

€59m - Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Industrial

541

772445

€67m - Shopping Centre Extension

Commercial & Retail

488

840643

€26m - Student Accommodation

Residential

399

786834

€7m - Student Accommodation/Cafe Development

Residential

361

888330

€100m - Manufacturing Building

Industrial

350

879427

€30m - Student Accommodation

Residential

308

810100

€15m - Hotel Extension

Hotel & Catering, Sport

305

778462

€40m - Apartment Development

Residential

295

831802

€7m - Student Residential Development

Residential

290

Top 10 N.I. Construction Projects Viewed in January 2017

Below is a list of the top ten most viewed construction projects in Northern Ireland on CIS Online in January. Customers can click on the hyperlinked project ID and access these and unlimited views of other projects on our real-time researched database. CIS FREE users can view up to 10 projects per month. Discover the benefits of using our premium service to discover and pursue business opportunities today by contacting our team at sales@cisireland.com or call 01 2999 200.

65m

Project ID

Project

County

Sector

821289

£29m - Leisure Centre Development

Co. Down

Leisure

888649

£20m - Leisure Facility

Co. Antrim

Leisure

906516

£65m - Grade A Office Development

Co. Antrim

Commercial & Retail

548077

£400m - Gas Storage Facility

Co. Antrim

Industrial

848435

£8m - Designer 63-Bedroom Hotel

Co. Antrim

Hotel & Catering

880037

£4.5m - Sports Village, Phase C

Co. Antrim

Sport

888651

£20m - Leisure Centre

Co. Antrim

Leisure

849795

£16m - New Visitor Facilities

Co. Down

Leisure

799918

£4m - Storage and Distribution Centre

Co. Antrim

Industrial

888650

£20m - Leisure Centre

Co. Antrim

Leisure

Surge on Hotel Developments Near Dublin Airport

Below is a list of Hotel developments which are in the pipeline or are currently in the planning process near Dublin airport as demand for rooms from travellers continuallyincrease. Dublin Airport handled more than 27 million passengers last year and below is the headway being made to construct the number of rooms needed to meet the requirement. Further details can be access by clickig on the hyperlinked ID within each project description. 

Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about out great value subscription packages here

Premier Inn

Project ID: 904132

Plans Granted Stage: 6-storey hotel extension, 54 new bedroom at the Premier Inn hotel, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.  Cost €8 Million.

 Airport Hotel

Terminal 2 Dublin Airport Hotel. Project ID: 746004

Tender Stage: The DAA launched a tender process to see expressions of interest from international hotel group to finance, build and operate a new Terminal 2 Hotel. It is to be a 4 star hotel with 402-bedrooms. Cost- €60 Million.

 Radisson

New Hotel Development and Extension to existing Radisson Blu planned.

Poject ID: 901293 – This will be a 7-storey Hotel Development located at the front car park of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport, Swords, Co. Dublin. Plans Granted Stage. Cost €19 Million.

Poject ID: 902268 – This will be a 6-storey Hotel Extension at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport. Plans Granted Stage. Cost: €27 Million.

 
Clayton
 

Clayton Hotel – Dublin Airport – Project ID: 804861

Hotel extension to existing hotel for 140 bedroom plus conference centre.

Project ID: 912190 – Plans Submitted for 10-storey, 427-bedroom hotel development at Stockhole Lane/Clonshaugh Road.  Cost - €38 Million.  

Pre-Planning: Plans to lodge a five-storey 100-bedroom standalone hotel development beside its existing Carlton Hotel.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Top 10 Most Viewed ROI Construction Projects of 2016

The table below shows the most viewed construction projects in the Republic of Ireland in 2016 on our online CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about out great value subscription packages here

Bolands Quay

Project ID

Site Name

No. Times Viewed

805017

€120m - Boland's Quay Development

2326

133896

€750m - New Children's Hospital

2294

133300

€180m - Mixed Use Development

1948

838910

€71.6m - Hotel/Office Development

1844

821211

€110m - Capital Dock Development

1800

826468

€200m - Data Centre

1658

756616

€70m Trinity College - Business School

1583

824246

€850m - Data Centre Development

1550

886215

€110m - Data Centre

1452

122536

€81m - Residential Development

1447

Top Ten Most Viewed ROI Construction Projects Last Week

The table below shows the most viewed construction projects in the Republic of Ireland last week on our online CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about out great value subscription packages here

Nursing Home

Project ID

Site Name

No. Times Viewed

822024

€51m - Residential Development

124

819992

€17m - Residential Care Facility

111

824367

€17.2m - Nursing Home Development

104

874819

€14m - Housing Development

90

891038

€150m - Clery's Redevelopment

86

850192

€12m - Nursing Home Development

82

810100

€15m - Hotel Extension

69

818520

€12m - Residential Development

68

889512

€60m - Bio-Pharma Production Facility

68

799651

€18m - Residential Development

59

Medical and Care Residential Sector Activity: Q1-Q3 2016

Medical & Care Residential Sector

The Medical Sector has shown an increase in activity in the first 9 months of 2016. CIS estimate that over €1 billion's worth of projects have gone On-Site in Q3 2016 (Fig. 17). This is an increase of over 300% on the same period last year.

F 17

Fig. 17

This massive jump can be accredited to the €750m National Children’s Hospital where enabling works have begun for the new hospital at St James, Dublin. If we remove this hospital from our data we get a more modest 14% increase in project value for the period. In terms of the regional breakdown, all regions have shown growth for the 9 months.

17

The €750m National Children’s Hospital at On-Site Stage

Future Pipeline of Medical & Care Residential Projects

The number of projects which have been granted planning permission in the first 9 months of 2016 has fallen by 9% (Fig. 18), but when we look at from a value perspective, we see growth of 90% for the 9 months year on year, due to the National Children’s Hospital being granted permission in Q2 2016 (Fig. 19).

F 18

Fig. 18

A trend of decline in investment appears to be emerging with the number of projects granted planning down 24% to 56 in Q3 compared with Q2 2016. This trend can be further evidenced in Plans Submitted with a 17% decrease in projects for the first 9 months of 2016 when compared with 2015. 

F 19

Fig. 19

 

Civil Sector Construction Activity: Q1-Q3 2016

Civil & Utilities Sector

The value of projects On-Site in the first 9 months of 2016 has increased by 6% from €1.29 billion in 2015 to over €1.36 billion. However, as can be seen from Fig. 13, the growth is directly attributable to one or two large scale projects in Leinster.

F 13

Fig. 13

12

On-Site Gort to Tuam Motorway scheme

Only 8 projects over €10 million have commenced On-Site in Q3 2016, split evenly between wind farms and flood relief schemes.

Future Pipeline of Civil Sector Projects

Further government confidence in the economic recovery is likely to see more large scale projects being given the green light in the next number of years with over €610 million worth of Civil & Utilities projects being granted planning in the first 9 months of 2016. This is up from €490 million, or 25% in the same period in 2015 (Fig. 14).

F 14

Fig. 14

Two major projects account for €400 million of the total Plans Granted projects, in the form of the Ringsend Waste water treatment works extension and the Oweninny Wind Farm. Dublin has over 50% of the projects by value with Connacht with a further 20%.

14

Dublin's Ringsend Water Treatment Plant Extension at Plans Granted Stage

2016 has seen a surge in Plans Granted for renewable energy projects with 17 solar farms granted planning as compared to just 1 in the same period last year (Fig. 15). Unsurprisingly the south east has the majority of these projects.

F 15

Fig. 15

The number of projects submitted for planning in the first nine months of 2016 is up 45% on the same period last year with almost 200 projects in the sector. Leinster and Munster are the biggest regions in the sector by volume with 61 and 66 respectively.

F 16

Fig. 16

Top 10 Northern Ireland Construction Projects this Week

See below the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects this week on our online CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to thousands of active construction projects on our system and CIS FREE users can view some of these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Find out more about out great value tailored subscription packages here

Banbridge College

Project ID

Project

Views

123680

£330m - A5 Western Transport Corridor

56

804193

£3.7m - School Extension

41

876235

£10m - College Development

37

810019

£10m - Non-Clinical Support Building

36

794169

£7.1m - Residential Development

33

887405

£2.1m - Theatre Project

32

795047

£2.3m - Visitor Centre Design and Build

31

760468

£6.4m - Redevelopment of Brandywell Stadium

25

875439

£2.8m - Portadown Linkages Works Project

25

818029

£1.4m - Business Units

22

3237 construction projects with a total value of €20.3 billion have been added/updated to our comprehensive dataset in the last 100 days. Gain access to the details of all these projects and more