Issue details

Termination of Contracts with Carillion Construction Limited - Relating to works at Jack Hunt School Expansion Works, Hampton Garden School and St. Michael's Church School - JAN18/CMDN/88

With the approval of the Chairman of the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee Urgency, Special Urgency and waiver of call-in procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to advertise the decision for 28 days, publish the decision for 5 days prior to publication, and to suspend the 3 day call-in period.


The Cabinet Member’s approval has been obtained in relation to:

·         the termination of contracts with Carillion Construction Limited;

·         the authorisations to enter into a new contract with an alternative contractor to complete the works at Jack Hunt School

·         the authorisations required to enter into any other legal agreements as required

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Stanground South;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/01/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:

If the Council does not terminate the contract as soon as possible and repossession of the site at Jack Hunt School does not take place, there are financial, health and safety and security implications. A site inspection was carried out by the Council’s representative on 16 January, which revealed that building materials had been removed from the site. There is a risk that further assets will be removed from the site (i.e site hoarding which segregates the construction site from the rest of the school site) which in turn could leave the site and the school exposed to security and health and safety risks.
The need for the decision has only come to light due to the

Decision due: January 2018 by Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Lead director: Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils

Contact: Emma Everitt, Capital Projects and Assets Officer Tel No. 01733 863660 Email: Tel: 01733 863660.

Consultation process

Key stakeholder departments within the Council were briefed on the proposal to terminate. These include Planning Department, Finance, Legal Services and Strategic Property.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education