Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (259)

Charlie McConalogue


259. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 360 of 8 May 2019, the status of the school building project; when it will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34762/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

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

This project is one of the school building projects on my Department’s ADAPT 2 (Accelerated Delivery of Architectural Planning & Tendering) Programme. My Department has completed the process of procuring a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which currently contains 16 school building projects.

The appointment of a Design Team for this school building project consisting of Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process has recently been completed.

The next step is that the Project Manager and the Design Team will shortly hold a meeting with the school and then commence Stage 1 of Architectural Planning which includes Site Report, Site Suitability and producing Initial Sketch Schemes.