Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (366, 367)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

366. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the refurbishment and provision of an extension for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13676/19]

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Darragh O'Brien

Question:

367. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the start date for prefab replacement for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13677/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 366 and 367 together.

A building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s 6 year Construction Programme.

A project brief has been finalised and the project will be delivered via the ADAPT programme which is an innovative delivery programme first introduced by my Department in 2016. It uses a professional external Project Manager to coordinate and drive the respective design teams on each project.

In this regard, a tender competition is in train to establish a Project Manager framework which is expected to be in place shortly. Once the framework is in place a tender competition to appoint the Project Manager for the ADAPT programme will commence.

Prefabs currently in use at the school in question will be replaced with permanent accommodation as part of the major project.

My Department will be contacting the school shortly to provide an update on the status of the project.