Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (412)

John Curran

Question:

412. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a progress report on the provision of an extension for a school (details supplied) will be provided; if the brief change report submitted has been reviewed; if so, the response to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14127/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy and Scoil Áine 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.

A Brief Change Request from the Design Team has been reviewed and approved in principle by my Department. The Design Team has been instructed to complete the Stage 2b Submission and to provide additional information on the proposed additional works and associated costs. The Design Team has also been requested to upgrade the design to ensure that the new school building is a Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in compliance with the 2017 amendment to Part L of the current Building Regulations.

Upon receipt and review of the Stage 2(b) submission, the Department will revert to the Board of Management regarding the further progression of the project to tender stage.