The tender process for major extension works at Craughwell National School is making good progress.
I am delighted that the project is moving ahead.
The pre-qualification documentation for the main works contractor has been finalised and the call for expressions of interest has been published today with a closing date of November 29.
The work is being procured by the Office of Public Works through its Galway Regional Office. The OPW will draw up a shortlist of contractors who will then be asked to tender for the works.
The project consists of a two-storey extension of 1,628 sq metres to the existing school, replacing 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.
I met with the project design team and the school’s Board of Management in July and I have been making representations about its progress along with Cllr Geraldine Donohue.