Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (400)

Fiona O'Loughlin


400. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 260 of 9 July 2019, if a review of the stage 2(b) has been completed; the status of the new building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35845/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project for the schools 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.

The Design Team has confirmed that it is working on finalising the Stage 2(b) report ensuring the new school building will be a "Near Zero Energy Building" (NZEB) in compliance with the 2017 amendment to Part L of the current Building Regulations. The Design Team Leader currently envisages that the Stage 2(b) report will be with the Department for review by end September.

Upon completion, receipt and review of the Stage 2(b) submission, the Department will be in contact with the school regarding the progression of the project at that time.