Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor says he welcomes progress on the Permanent Building Programme at Kingswood Community College which first opened in August 2016.
He attended an official sod turning event at the site which marked the start of construction by Glasgiven Contractors, who have been on site since the end of August 2017.
The event was also attended by Brian Hayes MEP, Colm Brophy TD, Councillor Mick Duff, Board Representatives, College staff, students and representatives from Kingswood Heights Residents Association, who were praised for their ongoing support for the programme.
Charlie O’Connor praised all involved and was particularly complimentary of the endeavors of College Principal, Deborah Dunne, who addressed the gathering at the sod turning event.
According to Charlie O’Connor it is vital that this important project for the community reaches its targets and he said that he will continue to press for actions to ensure that the College is given sufficient facilities to cater for the intake, especially next year.
He confirmed that he has been given information that the contract is for 104 weeks and the authorities are claiming that substantial completion of the Building Programme will be achieved by July 2019.
He also said again that Kingswood Community College would be under pressure particularly in 2018 in respect of space for incoming pupils and staff although he does agree that it is a positive sign that so many local families wish to avail of places at Kingswood Community College.