Léim ar aghaidh chuig an bpríomhábhar
Gnáthamharc

Schools Building Projects Status

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Ceisteanna (163)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

163. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of school building projects (details supplied). [18929/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The current status of the school building projects referred to by the Deputy is as follows:

Holy Family Special School, Charleville – Roll No. 19433M

An extension to the existing school building providing 6 classrooms, GP Hall and ancillary accommodation, was handed over on 16th September 2016.

Stewards Hospital Special School – Roll No. 19032R

Construction of a new 28 classroom school commenced on 2nd May 2017 and subject to no issues arising is due to be completed in March 2019.

St Marys Special School Roll No. 19560T

The building project for this school is currently at an early stage of architectural planning, Stage 2a (Developed Design Stage) where the preferred option design is developed to a stage where the project is fully cost planned and can be prepared to lodge for statutory approvals.

The Stage 2a Stakeholders meeting for the project was held recently and comments will issue shortly to the Board of Management and LMETB. If there are no issues outstanding from the Stage 2a meeting the project will be authorised to progress to Stage 2b (Detailed Design Stage).

St Martin’s Special School – Roll No. 19108B

A new 14 classroom school was completed in October 2017

Benincasa Special School – Roll No. 18863J

This school was approved a devolved grant under the Department’s 2015 Additional Accommodation Scheme for a refurbishment and extension project. The project is currently at stage 2b of the architectural planning process. The school recently submitted the stage 2b report. This report is currently being evaluated and the Department will be in contact with the school authority as soon as possible in relation to the outcome

St Michaels House Special School Grosvenor School, Leopardstown Roll No. 18671A

The major building is at an early stage of architectural planning, Stage 2a (Developed Sketch Scheme), where the preferred option design is developed to a stage where the project is fully cost planned and can be prepared to lodge for statutory approvals.

The project is currently on hold as the School Patron informed the Department of a proposal to relocate St Michael’s House. The Department has contacted the Patron seeking clarification on their proposal and a response is awaited.

Rosedale Special School, Renmore - Roll No. 20070J

The major building project is at an early stage of architectural planning, Stage 2a (Developed Sketch Scheme), where the preferred option design is developed to a stage where the project is fully cost planned and can be prepared to lodge for statutory approvals

The Design Team are currently finalising the Stage 2a submission. Upon receipt and review of this report the Department will revert to the Board of Management with regard to the further progression of the project at that time.

St. Oliver’s Special School, Tuam – Roll No. 20330J

The building project is for a new 6 classroom special needs school on a Greenfield site.

The project is currently at Stage 2B of Architectural Planning. Planning Permission has been received and the Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate have been granted.

The Stage 2B report has been received and is under review by the Department. A letter has recently issued to the school with regard to a timeframe for progression to tender.

St Anne’s Special School – Roll No. 19277B

The major building project for this school is currently at an early stage of architectural planning, Stage 2a (Developed Design Stage) where the preferred option design is developed to a stage where the project is fully cost planned and can be prepared to lodge for statutory approvals.

A Stage 2a Stakeholders meeting will take place on Monday 30th April at which the Design Team will present the Stage 2a submission.

Following this meeting and providing that the Stage 2a documentation is in order the Department will issue a letter to the Board of Management with regards the further progression of the project.

St. Bríd’s Special School – Roll No. 19375B

The building project for this school is included on the Department’s Capital Programme.

The school is currently located in St. Hubert’s Day Centre, Pavilion Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The Department has approved in principle, subject to contract, to acquire this property from the Owners, Western Care Association and the acquisition is currently at conveyancing stage.

Once the conveyancing has been completed subject to no issues arising, the project will progress into the architectural planning process.

Barr
Roinn