Issue details

Southfields Primary School Expansion - KEY/05SEP14/01

The Cabinet Member, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources:


Authorised the Executive Director, Resources to approve the construction of new school buildings and the refurbishment and remodelling of existing buildings to accommodate the expansion of Southfields Primary School up to the value of the budget sum of £3.5m, subject to the Council obtaining consent pursuant to section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1988. This sum shall include the anticipated design and build contract costs of and funding for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), all site surveys and project management and technical advisers fees.


Authorised the Council to enter into a contract with Kier Construction Limited in relation to the   construction works, subject to approval of the value for money report by the Director of Governance and Executive Director, Resources (or their nominated representatives);


Authorised the Director of Governance to enter into any other legal documentation on behalf of the Council in relation to this matter.


Authorised the Executive Director, Resources to instruct any early works required prior to financial close, up to the value of £250,000, to facilitate the installation of temporary accommodation and essential external works.  The value of these works will be included in the design and build contract costs.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/08/2014

Decision due: Not before 27th Mar 2015 by Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Lead director: Executive Director Corporate Services

Department: Corporate Services

Contact: Emma Everitt, Capital Projects and Assets Officer Email:; Tel: 01733 863660 Email: Tel: 01733 863660.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities

Meeting Open to Public: N/A