We are delighted to announce that the official tenders have been published and that KWETB is seeking expressions of interest from building contractors, mechanical specialist contractors and electrical specialist contractors for the construction of our new building at Millennium Park. This is well within the timeframe expected. Another milestone has been reached and the start of construction is significantly closer now. See more information here ... and here ...
The Acting Chief Executive of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB), Rory O’ Toole confirmed today that KWETB have now reached the ‘pre-qualifying of potential contractors’ stage of the building project for Naas Community College. This means that KWETB can move to pre-qualify contractors for the building project. This will ultimately speed up the tendering process for the selecting the building contractor.
Naas Community College will be based in Millennium Park in Naas, will cater for up to 1,000 students and will provide post-primary education facilities of the highest quality. The school is currently, located at Craddockstown in Naas. School Principal, Mr Ciaran Keegan has welcomed the news and confirmed the new school building is most welcome and, with capacity of up to 1,000 students, will meet the needs of the community in Naas.
Welcoming the development, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. said “This is great news for the local Naas community. We are working hard to build new, state of the art facilities across the country and are building around 20,000 extra school places a year. Once built, this new 1,000 pupil school will provide excellent facilities and I wish KWETB the very best with the project.”
Rory O’ Toole has stated that he is looking forward to swift progress on the building and that both KWETB and the Department of Education and Skills are committed to delivering the project as soon as practicable.
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I am delighted to announce that we have been granted Planning Permission for our new school at Millennium Park. We received notification this morning that KWETB's application was granted and we can now proceed to the next stage of the building process.
More details will be posted here as they become available.
Mr Keegan, the Principal was interviewed this morning on K fm on the Kildare Today show by Shane Beatty. Mr Keegan spoke about our current students, our plans for the coming year, and the plans for the new school building. The new school will be built on a 6.6 hectare site across from The Kerry Group in Millennium Park. The twelve million euro project will be a three storey, 10,000 metre square building with capacity for 1000 students. The building will have thirty seven general purpose classrooms, some of which will be multifunctional and will have removable walls. There will be six science labs, two Materials Technology (Wood Work) rooms, two Engineering rooms, two Art rooms, a meditation room, a library the size of two semi-detached houses, and various other rooms of different types.
Planning permission for the new school building in Millennium Park has been submitted with Planning Number 16434.
The application can be viewed on the Kildare County Council Liteview Planning Enquiry System.
Use Planning Number 16434 in the Planning Number Search.