Ballyroan to get school design

BIDS are set to be invited to design a new schol for the amalgamation of Scoil Faoláin and Scoil Bhride in Ballyroan.

BIDS are set to be invited to design a new schol for the amalgamation of Scoil Faoláin and Scoil Bhride in Ballyroan.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley welcomed the news that the Department of Education and Skills are now seeking submissions from suitably qualified design team consultants for the proposed amalgamation, although he said that progress to date has been very slow.

“The board of management secured a loan to buy the site for the amalgamation last year and, based on projected enrolment, additional accommodation will be required in the school by September next year,

“At the moment both schools are renting prefabs. I now urge the department to expedite the project to enable it to go out to tender and to appoint a building contractor as soon as possible,” said the TD.