I have received confirmation that the final design for Craughwell National School’s extension has been completed and has been submitted to the Department of Education for approval.
I am pleased that significant progress has now been made.
The design has been approved by the Office of Public Works and submitted. I am now calling on the Department of Education to give the extension the go-ahead so that the project can go tender.
This should happen as soon as possible because the extension to the school is badly-needed and the people of Craughwell have waited long enough.
I had previously written to the OPW to express my concerns about delays to the project, which have been unfair to the school, pupils, parents, staff and Board of Management. I am delighted that it is now moving ahead in spite of the COVID-19 disruption.
The project consists of a two-storey extension of 1,628 sq metres to the existing school that will replace prefab classrooms.
It will include eight classrooms, a general purpose sports hall, a multi-purpose room, offices for administration and the principal, a lift, toilets, car parking and a drop-off and pick-up area.
(Picture is pre-COVID)