Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán Haughey (Dublin Bay North, Fianna Fail)
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275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if sanction will be given for the construction of a new school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3333/20]

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 included in my Department’s Construction Programme which is being delivered under the National Development Plan.

The project is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design, which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

In completing the Stage 2(b) report the Design Team is upgrading the 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 Building Regulations.

In advance of finalising the Stage 2(b) documentation the Design Team has submitted a Brief Change Request to the Client for this project, Dublin Dún Laoghaire Educational and Training Board (DDLETB). Following its review, DDLETB will forward the Brief Change to my Department for review and approval.

DDLETB has confirmed that the Brief Change Request will be submitted to the Department for review in the coming week.

Upon receipt, review and approval of the Brief Change Request the Design Team will be advised to complete the Stage 2(b) report incorporating the approved changes.

Upon receipt and review of the Stage 2(b) report, my Department will revert to the Board of Management regarding the further progression of the project at that time.


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