Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (257)

David Cullinane

Question:

257. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funding is guaranteed to modernise a school (details supplied) in County Waterford; if the agreed plan to reunite the school on one site in the interim will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34730/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

Following tender submissions from prospective building contractors , my Department has recently authorised the school to issue the Letter of Acceptance to the successful tenderer. Construction should commence later this month and subject to no issues arising it is envisaged that the school will be ready for occupation in the 1st quarter of 2021.

The project will be delivered in two phases: Phase 1 involves the construction of a new building and associated site works.  Phase 2 involves the refurbishment of existing buildings and associated site works.