Issue details

Award of Contract for the Woodlands Meed College New Build Project

Woodlands Meed is a Special School and College for 2-19-year old pupils located in Burgess Hill.


Due to suitability and condition issues of the existing accommodation at the College site, in May 2020 Cabinet agreed that funding was allocated to replace the College building on its existing site (Decision reference CAB03 (20/21) refers).  As part of the decision authority was delegated to the Director of Property and Assets that, subject to receipt of planning permission and statutory consents, a construction contract was entered into for rebuilding the College. 


The County Council together with the Councils Multi-Disciplinary Consultant have developed a formal proposal to rebuild Woodlands Meed College on its current site. A buildable design option that meets the gross budget of £20m has been agreed with the school and the County Council.


A procurement has been undertaken and the Director of Property and Assets will be asked to approve the award of the construction contract to the preferred provider for the construction phase, of the project to replace Woodlands Meed College.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Burgess Hill East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/04/2021

Decision due: October 2021 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Carol Bruce, Contracts Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 23055.

Consultation process

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





Property and Assets

Background papers