Decision details

Award Of Contract For The Construction Of A New Temporary Surface Car Park Supporting The Regional Pool And The University Of Peterborough Project - MAR23/CMDN/90

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communication, Culture and Communities, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning, Housing and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


the Cabinet Member:  


1.    Authorised the award of contract to Coulson & Son Limited for the sum of £801krelating to the construction of a new temporary surface car park at Bishops Road, Peterborough and additional costs up to a total value of £1,008,000 associated with the delivery of this project.  

2.    Authorised the Director of Law and Governance or delegated officers to enter into any legal documentation on behalf of the Council in relation to this matter;  

3.    Approved utilisation of agreed funding to commission the chosen contractor for the project. 


Reasons for the decision:

The key driver for this project is to accommodate the development/expansion of Peterborough University. In making available the current Regional Pool car park to the University programme, it enables the development to continue at pace. Peterborough University is a key programme for Peterborough; creating jobs, opportunities for young people and commercial returns for the city.


Approval would allow the chosen contractor to be commissioned and the project to progress at pace.

Alternative options considered:

As part of the Phase 2 University project, Mace were instructed to undertake a review of potential car park sites to support the Phase 2 development.  Following analysis, it was confirmed that the Regional Pool car park met the requirements.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Record of Cabinet meeting held on 25 October 2021: 


Publication date: 03/03/2023

Date of decision: 03/03/2023

Effective from: 09/03/2023

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