Thursday, 19 May 2022
Department of Education and Skills
School Site Acquisition
285. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide an update on the full purchase of the land relating to a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25607/22]
The permanent accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy is not being delivered by the NDFA. The project is being delivered under my Department’s Design and Build Programme which uses a professional external Project Management team to progress the project through the stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction.
The conveyancing stage of the acquisition process for the school's permanent site is ongoing. Draft contracts have been exchanged and it is expected that conveyancing will conclude shortly.
My Department is considering the timeline for the progression to tender of a number of Design & Build projects including the permanent accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy and will advise the school's patron body further as soon as possible.
In the interim, the Department will continue to liaise with the school's patron body in relation to the school’s interim accommodation needs pending delivery of the permanent accommodation for the school.