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Plans For Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

The Institute has developed an attractive modern university-level campus environment for staff and students at its Main campus, the College Street campus, the Applied Technology campus and the new Architecture building in Waterford Treasures in the heart of the city. A large additional campus at Carriganore, just outside the city, has already had significant development and provides an asset base suitable for future development. It is a base for our research activities, particularly in the ICT area, as well as some corporate services and sports facilities. 

Over the past 10 years, €150 million has been successfully invested in capital projects including Luke Wadding Library, Walton ICT building, Gallery Restaurant, ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre, Health Sciences building and the Tourism and Leisure Education building.

The Institute is resolved to continue to manage and develop the physical resources of the Institute in an innovative manner to ensure that the anticipated growth in student activity can be accommodated within the physical environment.

Some Priorities/Actions:

• Review and manage space utilisation in all buildings with a view to ensuring maximum usage.

• Develop a plan for the constant upgrading of lecture rooms, laboratories, workshops and other facilities.

• Review the Institute’s capital development plan with a view to meeting the Institute’s future physical space requirements.

• Seek the re-commencement of the PPP (public-private partnership) projects as the funding landscape improves.

• Develop plans for a new facility for humanities based programmes.

• Develop plans for a dedicated student support centre.