A building project which involves a replacement school building for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s 6 year Construction Programme.
A project brief has been finalised and the project will be delivered via the ADAPT programme. The ADAPT programme uses a professional external Project Manager to coordinate and drive the respective design teams on each project.
In this regard, my Department will shortly commence the process of procuring a Project Manager for the programme and will be in further contact with the school authorities when this process has been completed. My Department wrote to the school in recent weeks to advise them of this position.
I wish to confirm to the Deputy that my Department is committed to providing a new school building for the school in question.