Some of the most recognisable properties in the country are held by the government. The Office of Public Works (OPW) has one of the largest and most diverse property portfolios, ranging from important buildings such as Dublin Castle to Garda stations and government offices.
A focus of OPW is to get value for money while providing accommodation that meets the operational needs of government.
The OPW manages over 2,000 buildings spread over 1,700 properties throughout the country.
The efficient procurement and management of accommodation for government departments and agencies is critical to the success of government strategy.
The Office of Public Works' large property portfolio provides and sources accommodation for central government departments and agencies.
Read more about management of the property portfolio.
Property Maintenance Services provides a service for clients and building users and to other Office of Public Works business units. It is responsible for maintaining the value and condition of the State's property portfolio, including cultural institutions and heritage properties.
Read more about maintaining the property portfolio.
Project Management Services (PMS), in conjunction with Office of Public Works' Architectural and Engineering Services, delivers new construction, refurbishment, conservation and major maintenance projects on behalf of the State and the Office of Public Works' customers.
Read more about construction projects.
There is a responsibility to design, develop, construct and supervise work associated with property occupied by government departments, cultural institutions and other public bodies.
The principal function of Architectural Services is to provide clients with design, construction and support services that meet their requirements.
Architectural Services has received many awards from the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (RIAI), Architectural Association (AAI) and OPUS, and has won the prestigious Europa Nostra Medal and the European Award for Cultural Heritage.
Examples of previous work done include: