Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (472)

Patricia Ryan


472. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Education her plans for the promised redevelopment of a primary school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the investment committed for same to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37779/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major 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. The project is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b) Detailed Design, which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Stage 2(b) Report has been submitted and is currently under review within my Department.

In order to expedite the progression of this project, my Department recently authorised the Design Team to commence the pre-qualification process to select a short-list of contractors while the Department is reviewing the submitted report.

Upon review and approval of the Stage 2(b) report and completion of the pre-qualification process, my Department will revert to the school and its Design Team regarding the further progression of this major building project.