Minister for Disability and Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East has welcomed the appointment of a Project Manager to advance the development of a new eight classroom building for St Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe.
The Major Building project for St. Teresa’s Special School for a new Primary School Building will be delivered under the Department of Education’s ADAPT Programme. ADAPT is an acronym for the Accelerated Delivery of Architectural Planning and Tendering.
The ADAPT programme uses a professional external Project Manager to co-ordinate and drive the Design Team to achieve the best possible timeframe for the project through the stages of Architectural Planning, to Tender and Construction. The tender process to appoint a Project Manager has just been completed.
Minister Rabbitte commented:
This is great progress to see for St Teresa’s Special School, which is such an important school in Ballinasloe and surrounding areas. Such is its importance, it is why I ensured the Taoiseach and Minister for Education visited the school last year when they were in Galway.
By being incorporated into the ADAPT programme, it speeds up the programme of works to make this new 8-class school a reality for children, parents and staff. Minister Foley has informed me that one of the first jobs of the ADAPT Project Manager will be to advance the appointment of a Design Team for the project at St. Teresa’s Special School.
The work being done in St Teresa’s is of such vital importance to the children with complex, additional needs and everyone involved with the school deserves the best possible facilities and this project will deliver that. Having a Project Manager in place to move this along ensures this new school can be delivered as quickly as possible.
Minister Rabbitte concluded:
I thank my party colleague and Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, for her dedication to advancing this project, which recognises the level of hard work being invested in the school by the staff.