Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (145)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

145. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the completion of schools and colleges contained within the schools bundle 5 public private partnership; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44339/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Schools Bundle 5 Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme comprises five school buildings and one further education college across four sites in Bray, Wexford, Carlow and Kells.  Completion of these projects was delayed due to the liquidation of Carillion Construction Ltd in January of this year and the examinership and subsequent liquidation of Carillion's sub-contractor, Sammon Contracting Ireland Ltd (SCIL).

A replacement contractor was appointed in June 2018 and three of the six schools, Coláiste Ráithín and Ravenswell Primary school in Bray and Loreto Secondary School in Wexford, have achieved service commencement and are now fully operational.  

The replacement contractor is now completing the remaining three buildings, Tyndall College and Carlow Institute of Further Education in Carlow, and Eureka Secondary School in Kells.  These projects are currently targeted for completion by end December 2018/January 2019.