Plans for an extension of Craughwell National School have taken a step forward, as the OPW is now ready to formally appoint a contractor, with work to begin soon.
Galway East TD Seán Canney said that the Department of Education has confirmed that the evaluations of tenders for the project, and subsequent report, has been approved.
“This approval paves the way for the successful building contractor to be appointed by the Office of Public Works.”
“This project has been on the agenda for too many years,” Seán Canney said. “I expect the construction work to begin in the next few weeks with an estimated building programme of nine months”.
The two storey permanent extension to the existing national school is meant to replace a number of prefabs which have been in place.
It will incorporate eight new classrooms, a general-purpose sports hall, a multipurpose room, administration offices, principal’s office, access lift, toilets, carpark and a drop off and pick up area.
Deputy Canney said “This project is long awaited by the community in Craughwell, and I look forward to the Building contractor moving on site and I expect that the project will now be delivered without any further delay”.