On the Money: Wicklow school gets green light for expansion plans
A county Wicklow primary school has been given the go-ahead to build a much needed extension, increasing its current size by up to 40%.
The Board of Management of Moneystown National School, Parkmore, applied to Wicklow County Council for permission to build an extension consisting of two brand new classroom, a new special needs education classrooms, a new library and a new teachers and staff area.
Wicklow County Council approved the plans for the mixed-gender school which currently caters for around 120 students. The new 273sq mt extension will provide much needed extra space in the school, bringing its total size to just over 950sq mt.
The plans also see the creation of a new entrance and lobby area, as well as ancillary rooms for the purpose of the provision of a new Special Needs Education type classroom to the front of the school.
To create the library an external courtyard will be converted and enclosed, and modification to the existing layout and elevations of the current school will be undertaken. It is also hoped to construct a new entrance with a new canopy. A new soft play area will now also be created, as well as an extension to existing parking.