TENDER documents are being prepared for the second Portlaoise primary schools development which involves the amalgamation of three existing parish primary schools – Sacred Heart, Scoil Mhuire and St Paul’s – into two new schools.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education & Skills outlined to the ‘Leinster Express’, “The Design Team at Portlaoise Amalgamation is currently working on the Stage 2(b) Submission, including the preparation of tender documents, which will be forwarded to the Department for review upon completion.
“Planning Permission was lodged on August 27 last. Applications for Disability Access and Fire Safety Certificates will be lodged in the coming days with Laois County Council. The project for Portlaoise Amalgamation is on the five year construction programme, to commence construction in 2013.”