Is responsible for the maintenance of all State owned property including Government Departments and State Agencies.
The Business Unit comprises, in addition to its Head office administrative staff, eight Regional and seven District offices throughout the Country. It also comprises of several Divisions and Sections such as; Building Maintenance Services in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Furniture Branch, Health & Safety Policy Unit and the Asbestos Removal & Reinstatement Unit.
The Business Unit responds to maintenance requests for State owned property. Some of this work is funded through the OPW Vote and, where works are being funded by the client, the relevant Government Department or State agency is billed by Property Maintenance. In addition, the Unit undertakes minor capital works, including Garda works, office fit-outs & refurbishments which are funded via the OPW vote or money lodged with OPW by Departments and Agencies. The Business Unit also handles the billing service for the OPW's Mechanical & Electrical Services (M&E) but has no input in to the M&E maintenance policies, procedures or protocols.
The capital throughput in the business unit in 2007 was approximately €156m. This was broken down as follows: