Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects Status
My Department recently met with representatives of the school referred to by the Deputy and clarified the current position relating to the school's accommodation.
It is intended that the school in question will relocate to an existing building currently occupied on an interim basis by another school while awaiting the construction of a building project for that school.
In this regard, the building project for that school is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2(b) Detailed Design. The Design Team Consultant Architect for the project anticipates that a revised Stage 2(b) report incorporating a recently approved Brief Change Request will be submitted to the Department for review shortly. In parallel, the Design Team are carrying out the pre-qualification process to select a shortlist of contractors.
The school building project for the school referred to be the Deputy has been assigned for delivery under my Department's Design and Build programme. The brief for this project is a 16 classroom school with 2 classroom SEN. The project is currently in architectural planning. Site surveys have commenced in advance of preparing the Planning Application which will be the next key milestone in the progression of the project. Once all statutory approvals have been secured, the project will proceed to tender and construction stages.