Northern Ireland Assembly Commission

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 12th March 2013.

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Photo of Pat Ramsey Pat Ramsey Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:00 pm, 12th March 2013

The roof project is a very important project for the House.  For a number of years, there have been problems with water ingress through the roof of Parliament Buildings. This has caused damage to the fabric of this Building, which is listed.  Short-term repairs have been made in recent years, but it is now essential to undertake a major project to safeguard the long-term future of the Building.

The Assembly Commission has appointed an integrated design team to develop the outline scheme proposal for the repair and refurbishment of the roof.


Although the scheme proposals have not yet been finalised, at this stage the indications are that construction work will begin on site in late 2013 or early 2014 and will last for almost 12 months.  Once the Commission has considered and approved the scheme proposals, and following a procurement exercise to appoint a contractor, a detailed programme of works will be agreed.