Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (61)

Jan O'Sullivan


61. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction of a school (details supplied), which is in temporary accommodation, will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27313/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The project referred to by the Deputy is currently in architectural planning. The school will be delivered under the Department's Design & Build Programme. This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Manager to progress the project through the relevant stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction in the shortest possible timeframe.

The design is being progressed in preparation for the planning application which will be the next key step in the progression of the project. Prior to lodging the planning application, the school will be invited to review the plans. Until such time as planning has been secured, it will not be possible to provide a timeframe for proceeding to tender and construction.