Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (235)

Joan Burton


235. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has received a revised stage 2(b) report for a school (details supplied); when tenders will be invited for the project; when construction of the new school is likely to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9445/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project referred to by the Deputy is for a new 24 classroom school including a Special Needs Unit, with a floor area of approx. 4,748m2.

The project is currently at Stage 2B of Architectural Planning - Detailed Design Stage, which includes applications for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate and also the preparation of tender documentation. Planning Permission for this project was received in August 2017.

The Stage 2B report has recently been received and reviewed by my Department. A number of issues were identified as needing clarification by the Design Team prior to approval of the Stage 2B submission.

Once a revised Stage 2B submission which addresses these issues has been received and reviewed, my Department will then revert to the school with regard to a timeframe for progression to tender.