Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Dáil Eireann Debate
Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Mary Hanafin): The development of the proposed building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage. The progression of all large scale building projects from initial design stage through to construction phase, including the project in question, will be considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.
Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Mary Hanafin): A Building Project for the schools, to which the Deputy refers, has been assigned a Band1 rating under the published prioritisation criteria for large scale building projects. It is envisaged that the project will provide for accommodation to cater for 2 no. 20 classrooms schools and associated ancillary works on the existing school site.
The process to appoint a Design Team for the proposed building project has commenced and is currently at the Pre Qualifications Stages. The process to appoint the Project Supervisor at Design Stage (PSDS) is also under way. When the Design Team and the PSDS are appointed, the progression of the project through the various stages of architectural planning will be progressed in the context of my Department’s multi annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.
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