Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (380)

John Curran


380. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made in the delivery of extension work at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19803/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of Architectural Planning – Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured to date.

Following the appointment of the replacement Quantity Surveyor, the Design Team is proceeding to complete work on the Stage 2(b) submission. As part of Stage 2(b) the Design Team is required 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.