Construction firm selected for €6.1m development of Limerick school

Jess Casey

Reporter:

Jess Casey

Councillor James Collins welcomed the news that the firm has been selected to carry out the works

Councillor James Collins welcomed the news that the firm has been selected to carry out the works

LOCAL firm Conack Construction has been contracted to carry out the construction works of a new schools project for St Paul’s National School in Dooradoyle. 

The €6.1m plus vat project will see the provision of 12 new classrooms, ancillary rooms and a new hall, library and administration block. 

Fianna Fáil councillor James Collins welcomed the news that the firm has been selected to carry out the works. 

“St Pauls NS Dooradoyle has been waiting for this school project for many years now,” cllr Collins said.  

“This project is well overdue but very welcome. We all look forward to pupils, parents and teachers enjoying the new facilities from September 2019.” 

“It is also great to see a local Limerick firm Conack Construction awarded the contract. I hope many local subcontractors and tradesmen will be employed on site.”

“I have been informed that construction contractors will commence on site from April 9, 2018.” 

“This is expected to be a 16 month contract with pupils returning to Dooradoyle in September 2019. St Pauls NS pupils will continue to be temporarily relocated in Scoil Carmel, O'Connell Avenue until such time.” 

Cllr Collins said plans to liaise with the delivery team when construction begins to ensure nearby residents are not unduly impacted during construction and operation, he added. 

“St Pauls will continue to support the parish by providing parking for the church.”

“A new road structure and traffic system will be in operation and we hope this will impact in a positive way in the surrounding area.”

“Historically the school had facilitated various community groups and will continue to do so.”

Six hundred and sixty pupils of St Paul’s National School have been relocated to the former Scoil Carmel premises on O’Connell Avenue for the duration of the project. The development at St Paul’s was announced in 2015.