Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (235)

Derek Keating

Question:

235. Deputy Derek Keating asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the progress being made for the provision of a new 1,000 pupil school for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin, in view of the fact that the board and the design team have been waiting for a stage 1 meeting for the past six months and the school is currently unable to provide for the total number of students enrolled for September 2014, including some of the existing students who are currently enrolled, and this situation is therefore very urgent for the school; and the way he will help to progress this issue. [22515/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The project referred to by the Deputy is currently at an early stage of Architectural Planning. The Design Team were appointed in August 2013. Following a request by the Board of Management the Schedule of Accommodation has been revised and was recently issued to the school. The Design Team are working on finalising the Pre Stage 1 documents for presentation to my Department. This meeting is scheduled for mid-June 2014. Upon satisfactory completion of Stage 1 and subject to no issues arising, the project will proceed to Stage 2(a) - Developed Sketch Design. This project is on the five year building programme to proceed to Tender and Construction in 2014/15.