first_imgThe building project for the new Scoil Íosagáin school in Buncrana is being fast-tracked to clear the way for the tenders in 2020.Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has today announced that Scoil Íosagáin was given the green light to draw up a shortlist of builders.This step will run alongside the review of the design and plans for the new school, which is expected to house 600-700 pupils. Minister McHugh praised the progress as: “A welcome boost and a bit of a bonus in the run-in to Christmas.“I am delighted to see such good progress. Allowing the shortlisting of builders to run alongside the review of the design and plans for the new school is a good move. It will help fast-track the project to tender and that means the building work is one step closer.”The Department of Education and Skills’ Building Unit received the final designs and planning documents from the school’s design team and a reviewing of the paperwork will be carried out.Minister McHugh said: “It is really welcome news and it is great to see progress as other projects move along, like the Little Angel’s Special School in Letterkenny. “The pre-qualification for contractors is underway and it should be complete early in the new year and that will clear the way for the school to go to tender.“Elsewhere, we have seen good progress on St Mary’s NS, Stranorlar and St Colmcille’s Letterkenny and Glenswilly NS all going to construction in 2020.” Buncrana school gets green light to progress on new build was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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