Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna (68)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

68. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the commencement of building works as a school (details supplied). [17021/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The project referred to by the Deputy is currently in architectural planning. The school will be delivered under the Department's Design and Build Programme. This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Manager to progress the project through the relevant stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction in the shortest possible timeframe. 

The design is being progressed in preparation for the planning application which will be the next key step in the progression of the project. It is intended that Planning Permission  will be lodged with in the second quarter of 2019. 

The  project when complete will provide a new 500 pupil post primary school including a 2 classroom Special Education Needs (SEN) Base.