Dude, why the personal attacks and all the aggression ????
As to the other posts , I concede some very valid points made.
I'm still of the opinion that the present structure is one that should be maintained, but I do see how the financial one to move makes sense.
Didn't think I would get attacked for such an opinion but there ya go!
Well done to the other posters with some very good posts.
There were no insults or attacks, no aggression, just observations.
The majority of posters feel your location issues are nothing short of ridiculous and perhaps if you articulated your concerns a little better rather than f'ing and blinding then your points may have been debated a little and who knows where the thread may have gone.
How and ever whats done is done, I don't want to drag this thread further off topic.
I have read most of these comments here and am still unsure... is this development going ahead??? i know it my not be finished in 5 years(the time it will take me to finish architecture there) but i still think it would be great to be part of it and would really be a big plus for me to go trheir in september,.,. any one know ?
excited yes ... but any word on completion date?
Hold your horses there. First, we have to get word on a start date
The original plan for Grangegorman expected expenditure of 1.4 bn.
The "new" NDP proposes expenditure of 650m over five years for all third level capital expenditure. This would include all work at universities and other institutes of technology e.g. a project of 30m was recently announced for St. Pat's Drumcondra.
So how much money is available for Grangegorman? Is it a PPP? Is it based on the sale of DIT's other buildings? How much will they get for them in the current market??????
@ nowecant ... 2010 = 395!
Original costings were in boom time currency.
Construction costs down 40-50% now, as are consultancy costs.
You get much more for your buck these days.
Grangegorman is a great idea, and will kickstart investment in that part of the city.
I totally agree and I also think it could have a positive effect on Smithfield as well.
On RTE this morning - http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0921/dit.html
450 new construction jobs at Grangegorman site
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:48
450 construction jobs are to be created in a development project on the Grangegorman site in Dublin's north inner city.
The €486m project is expected to be given the final go-ahead at this morning's meeting of the Cabinet - it will be formally announced by the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste this afternoon.
The former psychiatric hospital is to be replaced by a new facility for Dublin Institute of Technology, which will bring 22 of its 27 schools together on a single site.
A new primary school will also be built along with modern facilities for mental health patients.
The first stage of the project will take ten years, with potential for further development at a later stage.
Tell me this is to knock the wall and move the prefabs so a bus lane can go in across from the Cat and Cage....
doesn't say anything about that but it might get rid of the prefabs