Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (257)

John Curran


257. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made regarding a school building project (details supplied) which is currently at stage 2B; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37751/19]

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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.

In the context of reviewing the revised Stage 2(b) report submitted to the Department it was noted that the estimated Stage 2(b) cost plan had increased substantially from the approved costs at Stage 2(a).

In accordance with my Department's Design Team Procedures, where the approved cost limits have been exceeded, a Brief Change Report is necessary. The Brief Change Report was recently received by my Department and is currently under review.

Upon review and approval of the Brief Change Report by my Department, the design team will then commence work on any necessary revisions to the Stage 2(b) submission.