Issue details

Hampton Water Primary School - New Build Project – KEY/13APR20/01

The Cabinet Member:


1.  Authorised the Council to act as the Responsible Body for the self-delivery of the procurement, design and build of a new primary school at Hampton and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department for Education to enable a feasibility study to be completed and a capital budget to be set by the DfE.


2.  Authorised the Executive Director People and Communities to enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (to include the completion of early works) and subsequently award the design and build contract to the successful DfE MMC1 Framework Panel Member.


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 transfer of land to the Council for the purposes of the school.


4.  Authorised the Head of Legal Services or delegated officers to enter into a Development Agreement with the DfE and the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia (RCDEA), and grant a 125 year lease of the school playing field only to the RCDEA after the defects liability period has expired.  Upon completion, the buildings and hard standing areas will be vested to the RCDEA pursuant to paragraph 20 of Schedule 6 to the School Standards Framework Act 1998.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Hampton Vale; Hargate and Hempsted;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/03/2020

Decision due: Not before 18th Jun 2020 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead member: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: People Services

Contact: Emma Everitt, Capital Projects and Assets Officer Emma Everitt, Capital Projects and Assets Officer, Schools Infrastructure, People & Communities, Email: Email: Tel: 01733 863660.

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Consultation will take place with stakeholders prior to submission of a planning application.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee