Issue details

Award of Contract For Remodelling South Side Town Hall - KEY/02OCT17/01

The Cabinet Member:


1.    Authorised the main refurbishment of the Town South to enable the letting of the space to a new tenant, up to the value of the budget sum of £2,432,592 including contingency.


2.    Authorised the Council to award the design and build contract to Coulson & Sons Limited.


3.    Authorised the Director for Legal and Governance, or delegated officers, to enter into any other legal documentation on behalf of the Council in relation to this matter, including the design and build contract.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/09/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee Special Urgency procedures have been invoked to waive the 5 day consideration period. This is because the council runs the risk of a financial penalty from the contractor resulting from any delay in delivering the agreed programme. Equally importantly it will delay the completion of the project to enable the new tenant to take up occupancy of the Town Hall South.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 1 and 2 are exempt in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision due: 16 Oct 2017 by Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead director: Executive Director Place and Economy

Contact: Alison Stuart, Assistant Director Legal & Democratic Services Tel: 07715 802489 Email: Tel: 01733 452616.

Consultation process

No external consultation (Ward Councillors notified via email)

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources



  • It is not anticipated that there will be any further documents