Issue details

Heltwate Expansion – KEY/20JAN19/03

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


1.         Authorised the expansion of Heltwate SEN School and the construction of new accommodation, up to the value of the budget sum of £6.8m. This sum shall include legal costs associated with the purchase of the Silver Jubilee site and the anticipated design and build contract costs and funding for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), all site surveys and project management and technical advisors fees.


2.         Authorised the Executive Director People and Communities to award the design and build contract to the successful contractor, subject to planning consent and, approval by delegated members.


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

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Bretton;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2019

Decision due: Not before 9th Oct 2020 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: People Services

Contact: Vikki Spitalls, Education Capital Projects Officer Vikki Spitalls, Education Capital Projects Officer, Email: Email:

Consultation process

Public Consultation to be held March 2020 prior to planning submission in April 2020.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee