Just over 400 Education projects moved On-Site in 2016. This is a decrease of 2% on 2015. Leinster has the largest share of the market at 120 projects with Munster closely behind with just over 100 (Fig. 30).

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Fig. 30

In monetary terms the value of projects On-Site in 2016 fell 9% to just under €400 million compared to 2015 data. Leinster, Munster and Connacht all experienced reductions in spending with only the Trinity Business School in Dublin minimising the drop in value.

Future Pipeline of Education Projects

The sector has experienced a 40% decrease in the value of projects granted planning permission in 2016 when compared with 2015 (Fig. 31). This is due in no small part to the number of college campus schemes which went through the planning process in 2015.

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Fig. 31

The volume of Education projects which have been submitted for planning in 2016 has fallen 3% with 513 projects submitted in 2016 when compared with 2015. Munster and Leinster have the largest proportion of the sectoral breakdown.

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Fig. 32