Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (124)

Martin Heydon

Ceist:

124. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the major building project for a school (details supplied); if consideration has been given to an earlier profile for commencement of construction than Q3 2019 in view of the urgent need for the school building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40945/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project for St. Paul’s Secondary School, Monasterevin is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) – Detailed Design.

The Design Team is currently in the process of completing the Pre-Qualification of Contractors process for the main contract and reserved specialist contracts. When pre-qualification is complete the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

The project is currently profiled to commence construction in Q3 2019. However, the Department has advised the school that if the project is in a position to commence construction earlier in 2019, the Department can facilitate this.