Senator Mark Wall working with local area rep Paul Hutchinson
New Primary School Update
The major 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. 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.
The Stage 2(b) Report has been reviewed by my Department and Design Team confirmations, that they have carried out a final review of tender documentation have been received.
The pre-qualification process to select a short list of contractors is currently nearing completion.
Upon completion of the pre-qualification process, my Department will revert to the school and its Design Team regarding the further progression of this major building project to the next stage of Architectural Planning, Stage 3 – Tender Stage.
Subject to no issues arising a tender stage normally takes between 6 to 8 months to complete.
New Secondary School Update
The project for the school referred to by the Deputy commenced on site in October 2020 and is progressing satisfactorily with a contract duration of approximately 20 months.