Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (500)

James O'Connor


500. Deputy James O'Connor asked the Minister for Education the status of the ongoing development of a campus for a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27196/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that planning permission has been secured for the project and the Departments Project Management team are currently working on the preparation of the tender documents for the tender and appointment of a Contractor.  

In addition, many of the planning conditions attached to the planning permission require the specification and construction of a significant road network to make the school sites accessible. This road will be delivered by a third party developer. My Department has liaised with the Local Authority and is currently engaged with the third party developer in preparation of a coordinated set of specifications and construction programme which, in accordance with the planning conditions, will be required to be agreed with the Local Authority prior to commencement of construction on-site for either the roads or the schools.   

In parallel with this process, my Department is currently at the second stage of putting in place  the required Framework of Design and Build Contractors to which Design and Build projects can be tendered. Once that framework is established, it is intended that the project for the Carrigtwohill campus will be tendered directly to that framework as early as possible in quarter one of 2021.

The school authorities will be kept informed as these parallel processes are progressed.