Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (78)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Ceist:

78. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on four school projects (details supplied) in County Donegal; the timeline for the delivery of the school buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26349/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny

This major building project is included on my Department’s ADAPT Programme. My Department is currently in the process of finalising the appointment of a Project Manager for this Programme. The process to appoint a Design Team for this project has also recently commenced and is underway.

Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistrí

This major building project is currently at Stage 2a (Developed Design). At this stage 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.

Little Angel’s Special School

The major building project for Little Angels is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b (Detailed Design). The Stage 2(b) submission has been reviewed by my Department and comments have issued to the school and its’ Design Team.

The Design Team is currently working on a submission to my Department outlining the steps required to achieve compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations 2017 (NZEB "Near Zero Energy Building").

Scoil Mhuire, Stranorlar

This major building project is also at Stage 2b. The pre-qualification process to select a shortlist of contractors for tender stage has been completed. The Design Team is currently completing work on its NZEB submission.

When the Design Team’s revised NZEB submission has been considered, my Department will be in contact with the Board of Management at that time with regard to the further progression of the project.