Kilkenny school gets thumbs up to expand into former city centre shop
A Kilkenny Secondary School’s plan to use a former joke shop to create more classrooms while it deals with the effects of Covid-19 on education has been approved by the local authority.
Kilkenny CBS on James’s Street has been given the green light by Kilkenny County Council to move into and convert the unit formerly known as the party shop, James’ Choice.
The school will use both floors of the unit to create four new classrooms and three toilets for staff and students.
The building is located just across the lane from the boy’s secondary school and the plans say only “minor internal alterations,” and “elevational alterations” are required to get the building up to spec.
The school currently caters for about 740 students.