Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (189)

John Curran


189. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has received a revised stage 2b design application for a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25047/19]

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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 2b (Detailed Design) which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents.

Following the appointment of the replacement design team Quantity Surveyor, the design team is currently working on the Stage 2(b) report which on completion will be submitted to the 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.