Wednesday, 15 December 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the person in her Department who is managing the delivery of the final permanent school building for a school (details supplied); if their contact details will be provided; the current status of the project; when the building will be completed; the estimated cost of the project; and if a clearly defined budget has been agreed and made available for same. [62178/21]
The school to which the Deputy refers is aware of the contact details of the officials in my Department dealing with the project. The major building project for this school is currently at Stage 3 - Tender Stage and is working through the tender process. As the tender process is ongoing the Deputy will appreciate that commercially sensitive information in relation to estimated costs cannot be released at this time.
The Design Team are expected to submit a revised Stage 3 Tender Report to the Department shortly, which will identify a recommended bidder. Subject to no issues arising, works could commence on site in Quarter 1 2022 with an estimated construction timeframe of approximately 21 months.
This major building project is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.