The permanent accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy is being delivered under my 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.
A planning application for the project was lodged in May 2018. The application was appealed to An Bord Pleanála. A notification of decision to grant planning permission was received from An Bord Pleanála on 25th April 2019. Tender documentation is currently being prepared and the project will proceed to tender shortly.