Cost of children’s hospital could be €60m above estimate

Higher build costs due to inflation in construction sector cited in confidential briefings

December 1st, 2015: An animation shows the plans currently in place for the proposed children's hosiptal to be built on the site of the current St James’s Hospital.

The cost of building the new national children’s hospital could be up to €60 million higher than originally envisaged, the Government has been warned.

The Irish Times understands that a confidential assessment given to senior officials in recent weeks has signalled that the bill for building the hospital could be substanitally higher than previously forecast due to inflation in the construction sector.

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