Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects Status
75. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new school building and site for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45823/19]
The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy has completed Stage 2(b) of architectural planning and has been progressed to tender stage.
The Design Team Leader has advised that it expects to issue the Invitation to Tender to the shortlisted contractors in the next few weeks.
A tender stage normally takes between 7 and 8 months to complete.
In regard to the site acquisition, good progress is being made and it is anticipated that conveyancing will conclude in the very near future. Both legal teams are working on finalising matters. It is not possible to elaborate on specific details due to commercial sensitivities, however, the Department will continue in its commitment to keep the school appraised of progress in the transaction.