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 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 which contains 16 school building projects. A Project Manager is appointed to this Programme.
The process to appoint a Design Team – (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer and Mechanical & Electrical Engineer) for the school in question is ongoing. The appointment of the PSDP (Project Supervisor of the Design Process) was completed on 9 September.
The Board of Management attended Department offices on 18 September to assist in the final assessment of the quality criteria for the Design Team. The appointment process will be completed in the coming weeks.
The Design Team can then commence Stage 1 of Architectural Planning which includes the site report and producing sketch scheme options to be submitted to the Department for consideration.