Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects Status

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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206. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a project (details supplied) will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30397/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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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 has recently completed work on its NZEB submission for this project which will 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.

It is anticipated that this project will shortly be authorised to commence the pre-qualification process to create a shortlist of contractors to which the project will be tendered.

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