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May082018

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí new building project advances to the next stage

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí new building project advances to the next stage

2nd May 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) is delighted to have received approval from the Department of Education and Skills to progress the New School Building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next Stage.

Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to progress to Stage 2. The Stage 1 submission addressed the development of an initial concept and design for the school including layout, traffic management etc.

In addition this phase included a full site survey assessing ground conditions, existing services, vegetation etc.

The final stage 1 report as submitted summarised the design, cost and viability of the entire project.  

Approval to progress to Stage 2 represents significant advancement project by the Design Team which began its work in April 2017, following their appointment.

The new school which is being delivered under the devolved funding model, will provide a state of the art accommodation for staff and students and will include the following: 

  • Over 20 general purpose classrooms
  • Specialist rooms including multimedia, music, design and communications graphics etc
  • science laboratories
  • arts rooms
  • home economics room
  • construction studies, engineering and technology rooms
  • A school library, general purpose area, students dining area, staff room etc.

In addition the new school building project will include a full size PE hall for the school.

Stage 2 comprises of two elements, Stage 2a Developed Design and Stage 2b Detailed Design. This Stage will address the development of the design to the point where the project can be progressed for submission for the necessary statutory approvals such as planning permission etc.

In welcoming the progress the CEO of Kerry ETB stated “We are delighted to have received approval to advance to the next stage. The timely construction of the new 600 student school for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí is the number one building project priority for the ETB. I wish to thank the Department of Education and Skills, the Design team members and our staff for their work to date with this project.  We look forward to completing the stage 2 submission by the end of June 2018. I also wish to thank our colleagues in Kerry County Council for their support and assistance with this project. We also wish to thank the local community for their input and support to date with this very positive development in the Regeneration area.  When completed the new building will provide a state of the art facility for the entire school community and the local area. The timeline for the completion of the project is September 2020”. 

ENDS 

For further information, please contact Marion O Toole at motoole@kerryetb.ie or 066 7121488


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