Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
215. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of 5 February 2019, the reason the construction project will not now be delivered until the final quarter of 2019 in view of the fact that the original completion date was May 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9504/19]
I am aware of the school building project to which the Deputy refers.
The project had been scheduled for completion for March 2019. However, the contractor experienced a number of delay issues with phase 1 of the project which had a knock on effect for phase 2. Consequently, the likely completion date for the project is now the final quarter of 2019.
I know how disappointing this is for the school and I understand the inherent difficulties associated with managing a building project on a live school site. The Design Team along with the Board of Management of the school are continuing to pursue the contractor for as speedy a delivery of the project as possible without compromising the integrity of the building being delivered.