Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that works on Lusk Community College are on-track to finally start this summer.
“Many parents, teachers, and members of the local community in Lusk have understandably been frustrated over the delays which have hindered the completion of the school building project in the past.
“Following the approval for phase 2 of the development of Lusk Community College last October, we were informed that the process would take between three and six months to complete. Now, I have been informed by the Department of Education and Skills that the Design Team for the project are currently finalising the shortlist of contractors who will be invited to tender for the project.
“Notwithstanding the delays in the past, I am pleased that we are finally making progress on delivering phase 2 of Lusk Community College. This completion of phase 2 of the school building is vital in terms of ensuring all students and teachers in Lusk Community College have the resources and space they require, and that adequate capacity is provided to cater for the needs of the local community now, and in the coming years.
“With the contractors who will be invited to tender now being shortlisted, and should no further issues arise, construction on phase 2 of Lusk Community College is on-track to begin this coming summer. Overall, the development of phase 2 of the school should be completed within 18 months.
“I will continue to engage with the Minister for Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and his Department, in order to avoid any further delays in the completion this project, and to ensure students, teachers, and the greater local community are finally provided with the school facilities they require.”