Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (117)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

117. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school (details supplied) is in the capital programme for a new building or improvement works. [24575/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A Major Building Project for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department's Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

The brief for this project is to provide a new 1000 pupil post primary school at the existing school site.

The major building project 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. 

The design team is currently working on the Stage 2(b) report which on completion will be submitted to my Department for review.  In completing the Stage 2(b) report the Design Team is required to upgrade the current 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.