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    Reference: 20140655
    Release date: 8 July 2015

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Development of Dublin City University Campus


    The purpose of the project is to construct and refurbish teaching, research and supporting facilities of Dublin City University (DCU). The project will include construction of new Bioanalytical Research Facility building, refurbishment of the DCU Innovation Campus, teaching and research facilities, as well as renovation of the University’s Student Centre. The project will also include renovation of sport facilities and the update and transformation of the University’s IT infrastructure. The aims are to increase the quality of teaching, learning and academic research at the university by updating the facilities. The ultimate beneficiaries are the students and staff of the university as well as the eventual employers of the graduates and wider society in Ireland.
    The new buildings are designed to meet high energy efficiency standards.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 80 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 195 million

    Environmental aspects

    Universities and research institutions are not specifically mentioned in Directive 2011/92/EU on environmental impact assessment (EIA). An EIA is therefore not required in accordance with the EIA Directive. However, parts of the investment cover the construction of new facilities and therefore may be covered by Annex II of the directive in relation to urban development. The Bank’s services will verify during appraisal whether an EIA is required for any component of the project. Potential impact on Natura 2000 conservation sites as well as operating procedures and systems related to animal testing, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biosafety hazards and waste management will also be checked.
    For new and refurbished buildings the following EU directives on energy performance of buildings are applicable:
    • Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings
    • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency


    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directives 2004/18/EC and/or 2004/17/EC as well as Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.


    Signed - 21/12/2015


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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