Wednesday 24 January 2018

The millions already spent. . .

•Property owners, mainly in Drumcondra, received €25.6m -- including €14.87m for the Catholic Institute for the Deaf which is relocating to a major new campus in Cabra over the next few years.

The properties were said to be needed for the development of a Metro station at the current commuter rail station on Drumcondra road.

•The Mater Hospital got €23.5m as a contribution to the construction of the new adult hospital there which was to be linked in with a Metro stop and station there.

•ERM, one of the leading environmental consultancies in Ireland, has been paid €2.2m for preparing Metro North Environmental Impact Assessment. It got a further €702,000 for work done in the run-up to the oral hearing on the project.

•IGSL, one of Ireland's leading ground investigation and geotechnical companies based in Naas, Co Kildare, along with Norwest Holst, the UK-based arm of VINCI construction, received €5.3m.

•Mott MacDonald engineering consultants got €6.58m for design of the Mater Hospital Metro stop.

•Jacobs Consultancy, one of the world's biggest engineering consultants, got €19.8m for design work and a further €343,000 for geotechnical supervision.

•KPMG financial consultants and UK-based Pinsent Masons solicitors got €11.67m for financial and legal advice.

•HKTT, Healey, Kelly, Turner and Townsend, were the commercial advisers and received €6.79m.

Irish Independent

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