Following a review of pupil projections for the North of the County, and in particular the Haywards Heath/Lindfield areas, it was necessary to provide for a bulge class of 30 pupils at Lindfield Primary Academy in September 2021.
It is proposed to expand the school by creating 1 additional classroom as an extension to the existing school buildings to provide permanent provision for this bulge class. 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 then 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 will exceed this value. Therefore in May 2022 the Assistant Director (Property and Assets) approved the total allocation of £1m of received S106 contributions for this project (decision OKD07(22/23) refers).
A procurement process is being undertaken and, on conclusion, the Assistant Director (Property and Assets) will be asked to approve the award of contract for the expansion project to the successful tenderer.
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: August 2022 by Assistant Director (Property and Assets)
Lead member: Assistant Director (Property and Assets)
Lead director: Andrew Edwards
Contact: Katerina Evans-Makrakis, Contract Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07597 526870.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Assistant Director (Property & Assets) via the 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