Construction work is set to commence on Saggart community centre in the coming weeks, South Dublin County Council has confirmed.
The council have confirmed that the contractual and legal agreements required between the council, the Saggart School House Community Centre Board of Management and the building contractor are being finalised.
It is understood that these agreements are expected to be completed in the coming weeks and will be followed by the commencement of construction works shortly after.
The project to transform the old St Mary’s National School in Saggart into a community centre and civic space got the green light last June.
The works by the council will include the conservation, restoration and renovation of the school, which has been unoccupied since 2014 and is a protected structure.
There will also be the demolition of the rear north section of St. Mary’s National School building to accommodate new entrance. Plans for the building include a new single storey multi-function hall, a new glazed entrance, reception and youth café area.
During the public consultation period in February to April 2020, the Board of Management of Saggart School House Community Centre welcomed the plans for the proposed centre, saying that the finished community centre will be a “well-blended mixture of traditional with modern”.
PHOTO – Artist impression Saggart community centre