I wish to advise the Deputy that under the 6-Year Construction Programme, major capital projects will be delivered at the Maynooth Education Campus, Maynooth Educate Together National School (ETNS) and Maynooth Boys' National School.
Maynooth Education Campus : a building project to construct two post-primary schools catering for 1,000 pupils each, together with a stand-alone sports hall which will be shared by both schools went on site in May 2017.
The project has a 24 month construction duration and is scheduled to be completed in May 2019.
Maynooth ETNS: a building project to construct an 8 classroom primary school with Special Needs Unit is currently at advanced architectural planning stage. It is anticipated that tenders for the project will be invited in Quarter 1, 2018.
Maynooth Boys' N.S.: a building project to construct a 24 classroom school with Special Needs Unit, is currently at Stage 2B of the architectural planning process i.e. - Detailed Design Stage, which includes applications for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate and also the preparation of tender documentation. Planning Permission for this project was received in August 2017.
The Stage 2B report has recently been received and reviewed by my Department. A number of issues were identified as needing clarification by the Design Team prior to approval of the Stage 2B submission.
Once a revised Stage 2B submission which addresses these issues has been received and reviewed, my Department will then revert to the school with regard to a timeframe for progression to tender stage.