20 December 2017
By Mary Bermingham
Cork East Fine Gael TD, and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton is delighted to learn that progress has been made on the development of primary and post-primary level schools in Carrigtwohill with the purchase of land for the construction of a new campus.
An agreement has been reached for the acquisition of two sites in the Carrigtwohill area which together will form a campus for Carrigtwohill Community College, Scoil Cliodhna and Scoil Mhuire Naofa. The acquisitions will allow for Carrigtwohill Community College and Scoil Chliodhna, which opened in September 2016 and September 2015 respectively, to both move from their temporary premises while also enabling Scoil Mhuire Naofa to relocate to a larger permanent facility. Minister Stanton understands that contracts have been signed with regard to one of the sites in question while the conveyancing process is currently progressing in relation to the other.
“I am very pleased to hear that the contracts for site acquisitions have now been signed, representing an important and long awaited breakthrough in the construction of the campus. The campus will provide modern state of the art educational facilities to ensure that the educational accommodation needs of children and teenagers in Carrigtwohill are secured well into the future. These schools form part of a larger school building and modernisation programme being carried out by the Government and made possible through capital funding by the Department of Education and Skills”.
“I believe that agreements have also been reached with regard to the overall boundary and the provision of an access road to the site. I expect the overall project to progress to the Architectural Planning stage upon completion of the conveyancing process at the second site”, noted Minister Stanton.