Issue details

Award of contract for works to expand Lindfield Primary Academy, Haywards Heath

Following a review of pupil projections for the North of the County and in particular the Haywards Heath/Lindfield areas it is necessary to provide for a bulge class of 30 pupils at Lindfield Primary Academy for the next two years’ intake – 2023 and 2024.

 

It is proposed to expand the school by creating 2 additional classrooms as an extension to the existing school buildings. In addition, a grass bank will be levelled into an outdoor play space to accommodate the increased pupil numbers.

 

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 Lindfield Primary (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 Lindfield Primary 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 project.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Lindfield & High Weald;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/10/2021

Decision due: February 2022 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: Katerina Evans-Makrakis, Contract Officer Email: katerina.evans-makrakis@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 07597 526870.

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.

Consultees

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Finance

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

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