Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

School Accommodation Provision

Darren O'Rourke (Meath East, Sinn Fein)
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264. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of progress for the delivery of a new school building (details supplied); when works on a new school building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3274/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b) which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents.

The Design Team is currently working on the completion of the Stage 2(b) report which will be submitted through the Board of Management to my Department for review.  In parallel with this process the Design Team is completing work to ensure the building will be a Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in compliance with the 2017 amendment to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the current Building Regulations.  The Design Team Leader expects to submit the completed report in the coming weeks.

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

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