Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (465)

Pearse Doherty


465. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education the status of the design for works at a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; when the design phase of the works is expected to be complete; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8953/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

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

The project is currently 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.

My Department recently approved the Stage 2(a) Addendum report and has authorised the Design Team to proceed to lodge applications for the statutory approvals required for the project. When these have been secured, the Design Team will proceed to prepare the tender documents and finalise the Stage 2(b) report. Upon completion of the Stage 2(b) report, it will then be submitted to my Department for review.

Upon receipt and review of the completed Stage 2(b) report, my Department will revert to the Board of Management with regard to the further progression of the project at that time.