Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (219)

Martin Heydon


219. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of school building projects (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51747/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The major building project 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 shortly.

Upon completion, receipt and review of the Stage 2(b) submission, the Department will revert to the school regarding the further progression of this major building project.