Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (202)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

202. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a project (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage in view of the need to upgrade existing accommodation and provide additional permanent accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7728/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b – Detailed Design, which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Cert and Disability Access Cert and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been obtained.

The Design Team is currently completing work to ensure 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.

Upon completion of this work the Department will be in contact with the Board of Management regarding the further progression of the project.