Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
297. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application under the schools buildings programme by a school (details supplied); the next stage in the process for this project; if a time frame of works and projected completion date will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11569/20]
I can inform the Deputy that the project to which he refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.
The NDFA is currently undertaking the second phase of the process of appointment of multi-disciplinary technical advisors (design teams) for these projects. This process will involve a number of call-off competitions for bundles of projects from a framework.
Thereafter, the NDFA will ensure that the project progresses to design stage, obtains the necessary statutory planning permission, and moves the project onward to tender and construction in due course. As the project is at an early stage in the delivery process, it is not possible at this time to give a date for its completion.
Please be assured that the NDFA will be engaging directly with the school authority to keep it informed of progress.