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Top Northern Ireland Construction Project View This Week on CIS

Below is a table of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

Edu

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

827148

£19m - College Development

Co. Fermanagh

Contract Awarded

899496

£17.7m - Post Primary School

Co. Fermanagh

Tender

728795

£56m - Maternity Hospital

Co. Antrim

On Site

876240

£35m - College Development

Co. Armagh

On Site

809168

£100m - Belfast Integrated Transport Hub, Main Works

Co. Antrim

Tender

825636

£30m - Student Accommodation Development

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

805027

£3m - New Community and Indoor Sports Facility

Co. Down

Tender

876540

£15m - 4 Star Hotel & Spa Complex

Co. Derry

Tender

907641

£7m - Housing Development

Co. Fermanagh

Contract Awarded

806862

£6.2m - Residential/Commercial Development

Co. Antrim

On Site

Overview of Irish Construction Activity in 2017

Construction Projects at On-Site Stage in the Republic Of Ireland

In the Republic of Ireland, the volume of projects On-Site in the first 9 months of 2017 has fallen by 5% when compared to the same period in 2016.  All regions, with the exception of Leinster and Connacht have fallen in volume terms as per Fig. 1

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The value of projects On-Site is down 20% to €4.7 billion with all regions experiencing sharp decreases in activity apart from Connacht and Munster. On a sectoral basis by value, only Residential, Community & Sport, Agriculture and Medical & Care Residential have grown in the 9 months of this year. The Residential sector now represents over 30% of the value of projects On-Site, up from 21% in the previous year.

 

Construction Projects at Plans Granted Stage in Republic Of Ireland

The volume of projects granted planning is also down by 7% on the same period last year with 4,155 major projects granted planning in the period under review. However, as can be seen by the table below, Agricultural projects make up all of this drop and they have seen the largest decrease in volume of projects with only 1062 projects granted planning (Fig 2).

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In continuing trends from H1 2017, the value of plans granted (Fig 3) has fallen by 23%. All sectors have experienced a decrease in the value of projects granted planning with the exception of Hotel & Catering which is up 17% and Residential which is up 27%. The greatest drops have been seen in the Medical, Commercial and Community & Sport sectors.

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Construction Projects at Plans Submitted Stage in Republic Of Ireland

The volume of projects submitted for planning increased slightly by 4% to over (Fig 4) 5,220. All of this drop of 200 can be explained in the Agriculture Sector where volumes have fallen by 27%. All other sectors have displayed growth in the period. The volume of projects has fallen in the Connacht and Munster regions while all other regions have shown an increase from the same period in 2016. Over 970 projects have been submitted for planning in the Residential sector in the first 9 months of 2017, a 25% increase on 2016 levels.

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The value of projects submitted for planning in the first 9 months of 2017 is down slightly (Fig 5) in comparison with the same period last year. Residential is worth almost €2.75 billion in projects submitted for planning, an increase of 27% on the same period last year. The growth of the Residential sector masks the decrease in value of projects in the Agriculture, Civil, Commercial, Education and Industrial sectors.

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Top 10 NI Construction Project Views This Week

Below is a table of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

 Office 1

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

955067

£5m - New 81- Bed Hotel

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

898370

£6m - Car Dealership Building

Co. Tyrone

On Site

864285

£4m - New Integrated Primary School & Nursery School

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

897890

£2m - Hotel Extension

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

934213

£18m - M and E Services First Response Managed Service Support Contract

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

969797

£75m - Building Maintenance and Minor Building Works

Co. Antrim

Tender

869903

£983k - Residential Development

Co. Down

Contract Awarded

117722

£17m - 8-Storey Retail and Grade A Office Building

Co. Antrim

On Site

887638

£3.8m - Residential Development

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

905770

£30m - Refurbishment and Extension of Shopping Centre

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

Top Ten CIS Construction Project Views in 2017

Below is a list of the Top Ten Most Viewed Republic of Ireland Construction Projects on the CIS Online database in 2017. CIS customers can simply click on the hyperlinked project ID to login and directly view them. Freemium subscribers can follow the same process to view these Irish construction projects as part of their 10 free monthly views.

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Childrens Hospital

 

Project ID

Site Name

Sector

Views

133896

€1bn - New Children's Hospital

Medical

3847

929565

€103m - Office/Hotel Development

Commercial & Retail, Hotel & Catering

2199

850222

€233m - Center Parcs Holiday Resort

Leisure, Hotel & Catering

2194

845593

€46m - Student Accommodation Development

Hotel & Catering

1867

821211

€110m - Capital Dock Development

Commercial & Retail, Residential

1815

798904

€65m - Racecourse Redevelopment

Sport

1755

824246

€850m - Data Centre Development

Industrial

1752

838933

€111m - Office Development

Commercial & Retail

1676

862825

€19m - Residential Care Centre

Medical

1657

805017

€120m - Boland's Quay Development

Commercial & Retail, Residential, Hotel & Catering

1601

Overview of Q3 2017 Construction Project Activity - By Tom Moloney, M.D. of CIS

In the Republic of Ireland, the volume of projects On-site in the first 9 months of 2017 has fallen by 5% or 116 projects when compared to the same period in 2016.  All regions, with the exception of Leinster and Connacht have fallen in volume terms. The value of these On-site projects is down 9.4% to €4.7 billion with Leinster, Dublin and Ulster ROI all experiencing sharp decreases in activity, while Connacht and Munster recorded increases.

The Residential sector now represents over 30% of the value of projects On-site. According to our research, almost 11,300 units in multi phased developments commenced On-site in the first 9 months of 2017. This represents an increase of 26% on the same period last year. Significantly, Dublin has shown a very small fall in the number of units On-site in the period, with Leinster recording an increase of 89% in the volume of units for the period. Dublin is still the largest region in volume terms but Leinster commenced just 300 units less in the period. When we drill down into the Leinster data, both Meath (1420) and Kildare (1310) have the majority of the units commenced followed by Louth. (Of note:- a further 2,895 self-build houses have commenced building in the first 9 months of 2017).

On-site activity in the Industrial sector has remained almost static at 163 projects commencing during 2017, with 162 in the same period in 2016.

Looking at Civil & Utilities only 128 projects went On-site in the period under review, down 28% on 2016 and the value of these is just €300 million (incl. Transport) for the first 9 months of 2017, down from almost €1.3 billion in the same period last year. This can be attributed to the €455 million M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy and €220 million N25 New Ross Bypass road schemes which commenced in 2016.

New Ross Bypass

The  €220 million N25 New Ross Bypass road scheme

The Medical & Care Residential sector recorded a decrease of 19% or 109 projects (of which 32 are Care Residential) in the number of projects beginning construction in the first 9 months of 2017 when compared to the same period last year. However the value of these projects increased to over €455 million, a 73% increase on 2016 levels. This can be attributed to the three large schemes commencing On-site this year including the €125 million National Forensic Mental Health Facility in Portrane, the first phase (valued at €40 million) of the National Rehabilitation Hospital redevelopment in Dun Laoghaire and the €64 million extension of the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.

Extension

 The €64 million extension of the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork

The volume of projects in the Commercial & Retail sector decreased by 16%, to 396 from 474 in the same period last year. In project value terms, On-site commencements in the first 9 months of 2017 were down 5% to €735 million on the comparative period in 2016. All regions have experienced decline, while Dublin has recorded the largest decrease – 14% to €470 million.  This can partly be attributed to a number of large commercial developments in Dublin Docklands having commenced On-site in the first 9 months of 2016, including the €100 million Reflector development and €65 million City Quay development.

The volume of Educational projects going On-site fell to 302, down from 325 in 2016. Connacht was the only region which showed positive growth in terms of volumes with 52 projects starting, up from 46 in 2016. CIS estimates that over €288 million worth of projects have moved On-site in the first 9 months of 2017. This represents a decrease of 19% on the same period in 2016.

In the Hotel & Catering sector the volume of projects On-site is static at 192 projects (versus 193 in 2016). Only Munster has shown growth in the period under review by volume.

The Community and Sport sector continues to underperform as only 142 projects started On-site in the first 9 months of 2017, a 37% drop on 2016 levels. In value terms, only €122 million in projects have begun construction in the last 9 months, down 32% on 2016 levels. The only region to experience growth was Connacht, up 22% on 2016.

Curragh Racecourse Dev

The €65m Curragh Racecourse Development at On-Site Stage in Co. Kildare

Agriculture recorded an increase of 33% in the number of projects moving On-site on the same period last year. The value of projects is estimated at over €100 million with all regions showing positive growth with the exception of Leinster.

Looking at the pipeline for the construction sector, the volume of projects granted planning is also down by 7% on the same period last year with 4,155 major projects granted planning in the period under review compared to 4,468 in 2016. In continuing trends from H1 2017, the value of plans granted has fallen by 23%. All sectors have experienced a decrease in the value of projects granted planning with the exception of Hotel & Catering which is up 17% and Residential which is up 27%. The greatest drops have been in the Medical, Commercial and Community & Sport sectors.

However, the volume of projects submitted for planning increased slightly by 4% to over 5,220. This increase of 200 projects equates to an increase of project values of over €400 million. The volume of projects has fallen in the Connacht and Munster regions while all other regions have shown an increase from the same period in 2016. The value of projects submitted for planning in the first 9 months of 2017 is down slightly in comparison with the same period last year. Residential is worth almost €2.75 billion in projects submitted for planning, an increase of 27% on the same period in 2016. The growth of the Residential sector masks the decrease in value of projects in the Agriculture, Civil, Commercial, Education and Industrial sectors.

Overall activity in the sector remains strong and is set to continue, having built up momentum during 2015 and 2016 across all sectors. However, as our research demonstrates when a comparison is done on a year-on-year basis, activity has plateaued in volume terms at On-site and Plans Granted stages, while the scale and type of these projects has led to an overall decrease in project values.

Top Construction Project Views in Northern Ireland This Week

Below is a table of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

Office Belfast

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

927420

£4.2m - Training Building

Co. Tyrone

Contract Awarded

822108

£50m - Grade A Office Accommodation

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

840151

£21.5m  - School Development

Co. Tyrone

Contract Awarded

796427

£2.9m - Creative Arts Centre

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

888649

£20m - Leisure Facility

Co. Antrim

On Site

762337

£20m - Office Development (CQ2)

Co. Antrim

On Site

956457

£1m - Prefab Classrooms

Co. Down

Contract Awarded

847571

£55m - Office Development

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

929673

£1m - Office Development

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

130161

£2.2m - Residential Care Development

Co. Antrim

Tender

Top 10 Most Viewed Northern Ireland Construction Projects in the Last Week

Below is a table of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

£50m Office Development

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

854371

£4.3m - Office Building

Co. Antrim

On Site

866316

£7m - New 21 Class Based Primary School

Co. Antrim

Tender

771990

£26m - Active Transport Hub

Co. Londonderry

Tender

798588

£2m - School Extension/Refurbishment

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

806862

£6.2m - Residential/Commercial Development

Co. Antrim

On Site

795542

£1.2m - Housing Development

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

871733

£2.3m - Sports Hall & 3G Sports Pitch

Co. Antrim

Tender

804413

£853k - Additional Classrooms

Co. Armagh

On Site

822108

£50m - Grade A Office Accommodation

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

762337

£20m - Office Development (CQ2)

Co. Antrim

On Site

Top 10 Northern Ireland Construction Projects in the Last Week

Below is a listing of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

Regen

Project ID

 Project Title

County

Stage

123680

£330m - A5 Western Transport Corridor

Co. Tyrone

Contract Awarded

745517

£20m - Data Centre

Co. Londonderry

On Site

810546

£1.1m - School Extension & Refurbishment Works

Co. Fermanagh

On Site

855348

£3.1m - Sports Facility & Pitch

Co. Antrim

Tender

864177

£5.3m - Housing Development

Co. Armagh

Contract Awarded

858460

£2.2m - New Petrol Station and Supermarket

Co. Down

Contract Awarded

924164

£5.6m - School Refurbishment and Extension

Co. Antrim

Tender

888651

£25m - Leisure Centre

Co. Antrim

On Site

585638

£400m - Regeneration Proposals

Co. Antrim

Plans Submitted

884085

£2m - Housing Development

Co. Tyrone

Contract Awarded

€200m Investment Announced in New Construction Plans for the Education Sector

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11 new Higher Education buildings to provide over 8,000 new student places, will form the latest Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme and will be focused on the Institute of Technology sector. 

This PPP Programme is being rolled-out alongside €367 million in funding from the Department of Education and Skills for investment in higher education over the period 2018-2021. 

Institutes of Technology have been disproportionately affected by the fall-off in capital investment in higher education over the past decade and yet they have still shown a level of flexibility and innovation that rivals any other sector. Many Institutes are working towards the attainment of Technological University status and the new infrastructure will support them in that aim.

Construction Information Services will provide blog updates on these projects as they progress through the planning system. A full list of projects to be included in the PPP Programme is as follows:

Table

The following is a summary description of each of the eleven projects included in the programme.

Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology is aiming to develop a new STEM facility which will include science labs, lecture theatres, classrooms and other facilities.

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

As part of its campus Masterplan, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is aiming to expand its general teaching facilities to support growth in student numbers across a range of disciplines.

Institute of Technology Carlow

The project in Institute of Technology Carlow would provide additional space for STEM provision, in particular science.

Cork Institute of Technology

The proposed project is the construction of a Learning Resource Centre which would accommodate learning, study, exhibition, engagement and entrepreneurial space. It would allow CIT to increase capacity across STEM, business and humanities subjects.

Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire

The proposed project is the construction of a Digital Media Building which will house the animation and visual design communications labs, with capacity also for growth in courses in creative computing, entrepreneurship and creative technologies.

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

GMIT has proposed the construction of a new STEM building, which would include labs, multi-purpose rooms, lab support rooms, seminar rooms and classrooms.

Limerick Institute of Technology

The proposed project is the construction of a new Applied Science & IT building on the LIT Moylish campus. The building would accommodate science labs, flat teaching facilities, computer labs, tutorial rooms, breakout and meeting spaces. 

Letterkenny Institute of Technology

The project proposed is the construction of a Library and General Education Building which will accommodate a learning resource centre, IT and innovation laboratories, online learning delivery rooms and classrooms.

Institute of Technology Tallaght

The project proposed by IT Tallaght includes a technical development centre (i.e. practice based learning facilities for engineering and science courses); facilities for the culinary arts; and new classrooms and computer labs.

Institute of Technology Tralee

The proposed project is the construction of a building to accommodate the STEM School of IT Tralee. The STEM building would be located at the Institute’s north Campus at Dromtacker.

Waterford Institute of Technology

The project would consist of the construction of a new Engineering, Computing and General Teaching Building at WIT’s Cork Road Campus.  It would provide for the consolidation of a number of faculties in one space and generate efficiencies in that respect.

 

 

Top 10 NI Construction Project Views in the Last Week

Below is a listing of the top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland construction projects in the last 7 days on our CIS database. Customers have unlimited access to these projects via the hyperlinked project IDs and to thousands of other active construction projects on our system. CIS FREE subscribers can view these projects as part of their allowance of 10 free leads per month. Discover more about our great value tailored subscription packages here

Maternity Hospital

Project ID

Project

County

Current Stage

728795

£56m - Maternity Hospital

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

912798

£3m - Hotel

Co. Antrim

On Site

585638

£400m - Regeneration Proposals

Co. Antrim

Plans Submitted

899444

£3.2m - Housing Development

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

907665

£953k - Housing Development

Co. Londonderry

Contract Awarded

863337

£6.8m - Student Accommodation Development

Co. Antrim

Plans Granted

957773

£983k - Housing Development

Co. Down

Contract Awarded

871627

£1.1m - Community Centre Extension

Co. Antrim

On Site

913873

£635k - Maintenance and Improvement Works to Housing

Co. Antrim

Contract Awarded

846745

£907k - Housing Development

Co. Antrim

On Site

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