Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (28)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

28. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if funding will be provided for the upgrade of the block 7 accommodation facility at Connolly Barracks in the Defence Forces training centre; when this project will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40869/18]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The accommodation facility known as Connolly, Block 7 is a two-storey building that accommodates recruits in an open plan ‘transit accommodation” layout. The ground floor of the building was repainted in 2018 and no further work to the block is currently deemed necessary or proposed.

Under the Defence Forces Built Infrastructure programme it is planned to upgrade and refurbish the accommodation block at the DFTC known as Plunkett, Block 7.

A multi-discipline Design Team has been appointed for the project. The team is presently working on the development of the detailed proposals for the proposed refurbishment of the block, with a view to tenders for the works being sought in 2019, subject to approval to proceed with the tender process and the overall level of funding provision for the programme for next year.