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Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor has again called on South Dublin County Council to make progress on the delivery of the long promised Pavilion at Dodder Valley Park in Old Bawn.

He tabled business in the matter for the January meeting of the Council and asked for an update.

The CEO told Cllr O’Connor the following:

“The construction of the TASC pavilion at Limekiln indicated there might be advantages in terms of quality, cost and delivery through the use of prefabricated construction systems allied to the GCCC Design-build contract.

“The tenders for the Pavilion programme issued earlier in 2016 did not achieve results in either value for money , design innovation or the creation of a list of suitable contractors.

“It was agreed to retender the Pavilion programme using the more successful tender model of Design-build allied to more traditional construction employed on the now completed Ballyowen equine centre.

“Tenders for a Single-operator framework for the first 3 pavilions centering on the Dodder Park pavilion as exemplar project will issue on January 10th 2017.

“The project will be scheduled for completion mid-summer. It is intended to commence work on 2 further pavilions after completion of Dodder Park using the successful contractor and rates included the Framework tender.”

According to Charlie O’Connor this matter needs to be progressed and he said he hoped the issue would receive immediate attention from Council Management.

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