Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (259)

John Curran


259. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of an extension at a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37753/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) Detailed Design which includes the application for Planning Permission, Fire Cert and Disability Access Cert and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

At a recent meeting with the schools, their design team and officials from my Department, the consultant Quantity Surveyor advised the Boards of Management and my Department that the firm is withdrawing from the project. A tender process to replace the design team Quantity Surveyor will commence shortly.

In the interim, the design team is continuing to progress the Stage 2(b) requirements.