Issue details

Award of contract to provide permanent accommodation for the expansion of River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton

River Beach Primary School is a 3 form of entry Academy located in Littlehampton.  Due to increased pupil population in Littlehampton, the school currently accommodates an increased intake of 30 pupils by using a 35+ year old modular unit that has reached the end of its life. 


In November 2020 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills approved the allocation of Section 106 funding for education infrastructure capital projects, including the expansion of River Beach (decision ES10 (20/21) refers).  As part of the decision the Cabinet Member also delegated authority to the Director of Property and Assets to undertake a procurement exercise and to enter into contracts for delivery of the projects.  At the time of this decision it was not considered that an individual project would require an allocation in excess of £500,000; following a feasibility study the works required at River Beach are anticipated to exceed this value, meeting the criteria for an individual officer key decision.


The Director of Property and Assets will be asked to approve the award of contract for the expansion of River Beach Primary School.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Littlehampton Town;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/06/2021

Decision due: January 2022 by Director of Property and Assets

Lead member: Andrew Edwards, Director of Property and Assets

Lead director: Andrew Edwards

Contact: Paul Hemming, Contracts Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 23519.

Consultation process

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





Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

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