Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (213)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

213. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the delivery of a permanent location for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53104/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

This building project referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.  

The major building project is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b – Detailed Design, which includes securing Planning Permission, Fire Certificate and Disability Access Certificate and the preparation of tender documents.

The Design Team has submitted the Stage 2b Report to the Department for review. The next steps for this project will be approval of the Stage 2b Report, completion of a tender process for an enabling works project and progression to Stage 3 – tender stage for the main contract. 

In that context, the Department has recently reverted to the Design Team with comments on the tender package for the enabling works contract. Once these comments have been taken on board, this element of the project can proceed.