Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
256. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if the works to provide a new school building for a school (details supplied) along with the associated refurbishment works will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11103/20]
The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy 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 Programme. My Department has appointed a Project Manager for the ADAPT 2 Programme, which contains 18 school building projects.
A Design Team – (Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer and Project Supervisor for the Design Process) has also been appointed for the school in question. The appointed Design Team is currently working through Stage 1 (Site Suitability, Site Report, Initial Sketch Scheme) of Architectural planning. A number of surveys have been approved by the Department and have been carried out at the school site.
257. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new school for a school (details supplied); the stage at which the project is at; when construction will commence on the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11104/20]
The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in the Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.
The project is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design, which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.
A revised Stage 2(b) report was submitted by the Design Team to my Department for review in November 2019. Upon commencement of the review my Department deemed it necessary to request further documentation from the Design Team in order that the report could be fully reviewed. The Design Team has since completed an Addendum report which has been received by my Department.
Upon review of the revised Stage 2(b) report and addendum documentation, my Department will be in contact with the school regarding the further progression of this project.