LYIT to commence work on new extension in 2021
New library, computer laboratories, classrooms, lecture theatre, staff office space and dining facilities for LYIT
LYIT welcomes the government’s decision to proceed with the Higher Education Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme. The programme will provide the Institute with a new 5,066m2 building on the Letterkenny campus. The building will comprise a new state-of-the-art library, computer laboratories, classrooms, lecture theatre, staff office space and extended dining facilities.
Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, says: “This is great news for the Institute. We are seeing consistent growth within the institute in terms of programme offerings, facilities and an increase in student numbers for the 2020/21 academic year. The extension will support our plans for future growth.”
The new facilities will support government policy to enhance capacity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), and will provide the Institute with the physical infrastructure to support students in a modern, purpose-built environment.
The building will be delivered under Project Ireland 2040 in a partnership including LYIT; the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science; the Higher Education Authority (HEA); and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA).
Planning permission for the development was granted by Donegal County Council on 20 April 2020.
LYIT is now preparing to welcome 4,500 students in September 2020, with all full-time programmes scheduled to commence on Monday 28 September.
LYIT, IT Sligo and Galway-Mayo IT working together to become a Technological University for the West and North-West of Ireland.
18 Aug 2020