Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (216)

John Brady


216. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of replacing the existing prefabs in a school (details supplied) with a permanent two-storey building; the stage the plans are at; when the works will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4519/20]

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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.

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 appointed a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which currently contains 18 school building projects.

The appointment of a Design Team (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process) for the school in question has been completed.

The Department held an initial briefing session along with the Project Manager, the School and Design Team in February and followed up with an interim Stage 1 meeting on April 9th. The Design Team is currently working on Stage 1 of Architectural Planning which includes Site Report, Site Suitability and producing Initial Sketch Schemes.