Thursday, 9 May 2019

Ceisteanna (64)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

64. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a contract has been signed for the site for the new school building for a school (details supplied); and the new timeline for the commencement and delivery of the building. [20214/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project for this school is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b – Detailed Design, which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Cert and Disability Access Cert and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been obtained.

Authorisation to recommence the pre-qualification process has recently been issued to the Design Team and school. The notice was published on the etenders platform on 26th April with responses due back on 27th May 2019.

When the pre-qualification process for the main contract and reserved specialists contracts is complete, the project will then be progressed to tender stage.

Regarding the site acquisition, legal representatives for both parties are working together with a view to concluding the conveyancing. There continues to be progress on foot of close and intense engagement from all parties. All parties continue the work to ensure the acquisition completes at the earliest possible date and at this point it is not anticipated that the completion of conveyancing will impact on the timelines for delivery of the building project.