Class news: Work on three new Kilkenny schools to get underway early next year
Work to rebuild, extend and refurbish three Kilkenny schools will get underway early next year.
This week the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), who have been commissioned to build a new school for Kilkenny CBS, to refurbish and extend both St Canice’s Primary School and Presentation Secondary School, announced they are looking for companies to tender for the projects.
As part of the programme called Project Nore, 20 schools will be built, redeveloped or extended across the country over the coming years.
The three Kilkenny schools come under the first part of the programme which will see seven schools built in that phase. These inculde brand new Gaelscoil building in Carrick-on-Suir, which will provide education through Irish for the area as a whole.
Two schools in Mullingar, county Westmeath and one in Newbridge, county Kildare complete Project Nore.
Currently, the three Kilkenny schools cater for more than 2,100 students.
With the tender process underway, the NDFA hope to be in a position to offer contracts to the successful bidders by the end of the year and begin work on the three schools in Q2 2020.