Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has today granted approval for the South East Technological University to conclude the purchase. Speaking about the conclusion of the acquisition process, Minister Harris said:
This is a major moment for the development of the South East Technological University. We know this is an iconic site, which has been derelict for almost 15 years.Today, it becomes part of the SETU footprint in Co Waterford. We know the history of the site but the future is now certain too. The Crystal site is no more. This is now another part of the SETU campus.
The purchase of this site satisfies a number of wider local and regional objectives through the reusing/repurposing of a prominent brownfield site in the city.