Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (369)

Jack Chambers


369. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a site (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35601/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A building project at the schools referred to by the Deputy is in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

The Department has completed the process for the appointment of a Design Team including an Architect, Civil/Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, and Project Supervisor Design Process for the Navan Road Schools Project, which includes St John Bosco Senior Boys National School, St John Bosco Junior Boys National School and Our Lady Help of Christians Girls National School.

The brief for the project is to provide the additional permanent accommodation, including 17 classrooms, 6 Special Education Tuition Rooms, 3 Multi-Purpose Rooms, 1 Shared General Purpose Room plus circulation space and lift; once the building project is complete all the existing prefabs currently on the site will be removed.

Due to the very confined nature of the site, and the likely restrictions to providing all the Residual Accommodation, priority will be given to the classroom accommodation in the first instance.

The Design Team is currently working on producing a Stage 1 – Site Suitability, Site Report & Initial Sketch Scheme Submission. A number of surveys have been approved by my Department and carried out at the school site including site Survey & geotechnical investigation.