Contractor appointed for new Kanturk National School

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Patrick O’Donovan TD Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) have welcomed the appointment of Vision Construction Ltd to build the new national school in Kanturk. They will work alongside NOC Heating and Plumbing Ltd (mechanical contractor) and Flesk Electrical Ltd (electrical contractor). Construction is due to start in the coming weeks and it is expected that the school will be completed in 18 months. Minister O’Don-ovan said: “This is an important investment for the town of Kanturk and for the children of the area. This school, when completed, will bring together the students from the two existing national schools within the town, enabling them to learn and develop in co-operation in this wonderful new facility.” The news was also welcomed by Cllr John Paul O’Shea.
The contract is to build a new 16-classroom school with three special education teacher rooms, located on a two-hectare greenfield site at the Mill Road. The new school will facilitate the amalgamation of St. Colman’s Boys NS and the Convent of Mercy NS in the town. Cork County Council will construct a new link road from Mill Road to Bluepool Upper which will facilitate access to the new school.