Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (412)

Joe McHugh

Question:

412. Deputy Joe McHugh asked the Minister for Education the status of school project works at a school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8331/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

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

This project will enhance the existing permanent school facilities and extend the school by 16 classrooms, a GP room and associated ancillary accommodation which will remove the need for temporary prefab accommodation at the school.

The project for this school is currently at an early stage of architectural planning, Stage 2a (Developed Design Stage), where the preferred option design is developed to a stage where the project is fully cost planned and can be prepared to lodge for statutory approvals.

On receipt of the Stage 2(a) submission, a Stakeholders meeting will be arranged to which the school will be invited, and subject to there being no outstanding issues after the Stage 2(a) meeting, the project can be authorised to progress to Stage 2b (Detailed Design Stage) which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Certificate, Disability Access Certificate and the preparation of Tender Documents.

Questions Nos. 413 and 414 answered with Question No. 384.