Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (197)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Ceist:

197. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application for a new school extension and improvement works by a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the project; when sanction will be given for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53036/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The building project for the school in question is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

This project is one of the school building projects on my Department’s ADAPT 2 (Accelerated Delivery of Architectural Planning & Tendering) Programme. My Department has completed the process of procuring a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme.

The appointment of a Design Team for this school building project consisting of Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process has recently been completed.

The Department held a briefing session along with the Project Manager, the school’s Board of Management and Design Team on 16th Oct 2019. The Design Team is currently working on Stage 1 of Architectural Planning which includes Site Report, Site Suitability and producing Initial Sketch Schemes.

An interim Stage 1 meeting has been scheduled for 30th January 2020 to review progress to date.