Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (303)

Joan Burton


303. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on the development of a new permanent school building for schools (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12978/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the schools referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Design Team is currently completing work on a revised stage 2(b) submission. My Department has also authorised the design team to carry out the pre-qualification of contractors.

Upon receipt and review of the revised Stage 2(b) report, my Department will advise the Board of Management of the timeline for the progression of this project to tender and construction.

In preparation for the major building works, the decant for Setanta School to temporary accommodation in Greenhills, D12 is currently at tender stage. Ballyowen Meadows School have decanted to temporary accommodation in Dún Laoghaire a number of years ago.