Issue details

Award of contract for Delivery of Phase 1 works - Change of status of The Forest Boys' School, Horsham

The Forest School, Horsham, is currently a single-sex boys’ school. In October 2020, following a public consultation, the proposal to alter The Forest School to become a co-educational school from September 2021 entry was confirmed (Decision Reference ES08(20/21).  Capital investment will be required to enable the necessary building adjustments to take place so that girls can attend the school.

 

As part of a separate key decision process the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to approve the allocation of capital funding to enable the first phase of the project to enable the school to welcome girls to proceed. The Cabinet Member will also be asked to delegate authority to the Director of property and Assets to award the contract for the first phase of the project.

 

Subject to this delegation of authority from the Cabinet Member, the Director of Property and Assets will then be asked to approve the award of contract for the proposed project at The Forest School.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Horsham East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2021

Decision due: May 2021 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets andrew.edwards@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: leigh.hunnikin@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23051.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Property and Assets, via the contact officer, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Consultees

Legal

Finance

Procurement

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers