Dublin and Dun Laoghaire confirmed this morning that they are in receipt of correspondence from the Department of Education and Skills which allows the extension project to move on. The Department has approved the proposed changes of rooms and functions as proposed by the design team following a review of the current schedule of accommodation and the schedule of future use. In issuing this approval and seeking some additional information from the design team, the Department is happy for the project to now progress to the completion of stage 2A. The DoES information will be reviewed and decisions made by the ETB team as to how to progress the project to the next stage and work on this is commencing immediately.
Thanks to all of those who have been raising awareness of the delays with the process. Please continue to raise awareness of the need for an extension and refurbishment works in the College through all appropriate channels. Our Transition Year students are taking to social media as part of an awareness raising project about the school extension.
The new building and extension will include a full sized Gym and Fitness Suite, a Library, new specialist Art, Science, Home Economics, Technology, Design and Communications Graphics and Computer rooms and additional general classrooms, locker areas and storage areas. An improved student entrance area and refurbished office with a dedicated parent meeting room are also on the plans. It will also involve a traffic management solution including a drop-off area within the school grounds which should help to resolve some of the ongoing traffic issues at the school gates.
Our students deserve a building that matches the quality of education they receive and that meets the needs of a modern second level student in a rapidly changing world.