Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (256)

John Curran


256. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made in advancing a school building project (details supplied) which was first identified as needing a new building in 2004; the current stage the project is at; the timelines for this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37750/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of Architectural Planning – Stage 2b (Detailed Design) which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents.

In completing the Stage 2(b) report the Design Team is required to upgrade the current design to ensure that the new school building is a Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in compliance with the 2017 amendment to Part L of the current Building Regulations.

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