The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan. The project will provide new build, extension and refurbishment which will bring the school accommodation up to 16 mainstream classrooms and a 2-classroom Special Educational Needs Base.
This project is one of the school building projects on my Department’s ADAPT 2 Programme. My Department is currently in the process of procuring a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which contains 16 school building projects.
The process to appoint a Design Team – (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process) for the school in question is ongoing. The closing date for submissions in respect of design team consultants was Tuesday, 9th July on the eTenders website. As the appointment process remains ongoing it would not be appropriate to comment on the make-up of the respective tender lists.
The ADAPT 2 Programme aims for projects to be ready for construction in 36 months from appointment of Design Team. The construction period for this project is approximately 12 months.