The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy 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 revised Brief Change Request from the design team has been reviewed and approved by my Department. The design team has been advised to incorporate the approved Brief Change Request into the Stage 2(b) submission.
In addition the design team is currently upgrading 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) report my Department will revert to the school with regard to the further progression of this project at that time.