Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (247)

James Lawless


247. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status and timeframe for the construction of a school building (details supplied); and his views on whether the existing buildings are unsuitable for modern primary school education. [9571/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by my Department and comments have issued to the school and its Design Team. My Department requested confirmations from the Design Team that it carries out one final review of all of its tender documentation to ensure compliance with DoES requirements. The Design Team has been requested to submit written confirmation from each Design Team member including the PSDP that they have completed this review and are satisfied that the Tender Documents are complete, correct and in compliance with DoES and Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BC(A)R) tender documentation requirements.

These confirmations have recently been received and my Department will revert to the school regarding a timeframe for progression of this project.