Decision details

Woodlands Meed College Rebuilding Project - Reg 11 - LS06(21/22)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The decision to rebuild Woodlands Meed College on its current site and with its existing capacity of 100 pupils, with a total budget of £20m was approved by Cabinet in May 2020 (Decision CAB03(20/21) refers).


ISG Construction Ltd were procured under the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) on a two-stage design and build route for the new build project. Following the end of RIBA Stage 4 design and the contractor’s financial offer the total project cost has increased to £21.66m and is approximately £1.66m above the originally approved budget of £20m.  If the project is to proceed the budget will need to be increased and approval is sought to allocate additional funding for the rebuilding project.


This decision is urgent as it is necessary to confirm approval for additional funding to enable the project to commence without additional delay or further cost increase.


The Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills, with agreement from the Director of Law & Assurance and the Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee, has used his delegated powers under Standing Order 5.23 to take this decision without prior notice, and which is not for Publication by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


The Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills has approved the allocation of £1.66m additional funding, to be taken from the Education Basic Need capital budget, to cover the funding gap and enable the project to rebuild Woodlands Meed College to proceed. 

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Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 29/10/2021

Date of decision: 29/10/2021

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