Author Topic: Can Anyone Explain Why the Cost of the New Children's Hospital Has Ballooned?  (Read 907 times)

Wildweasel74

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Take your pick. Building in a difficult site. Underpriced tenders. Specification changes on award of contract. Inflation. Same as many a job i seen except this is on a very large scale. Too many projects undercosted to get business case approval. Strip the life outa the spec to met that unrealistic build cost. Then its a fight all the way to built the damn thing properly to a modern spec. Been alot less on a green field site! The UUJ building in Belfast lost millions b4 they even got out of the ground! As if trial holes didnt show how bad the ground was. Then a farce of 1 contractor doing ground work and another the actual build. The mind boggles on that cluster f**k up here.

macdanger2

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Surely a better location for this would have been a greenfield site either around Tallaght or further out towards say Naas instead of trying to build in such a congested location? Even now, they could change location if it wasn't for political reasons.