Issue details

Worthing Community Hub Award of Contract

The Community Hubs Strategy aims to combine services ‘under one community roof’ for the benefit of our residents, safeguarding access to preventive services whilst making the best use of County Council assets to provide existing and new services in fewer, more cost-effective buildings.


This decision paper recommends the Executive Director Place services to award a contract to build a community hub in Worthing Library by integrating registration services, children and family and youth services into the hub following a comprehensive tender process.


This approach builds on the Cabinet Member decision taken in May 2019 (Reference report SSC01 19/20) to approve the allocation of £3.058m from the provision in the Capital Programme to deliver the Worthing Community Hub. This includes the commencement of the procurement for the fit out and maintenance works to the most economically advantageous bid in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders on Procurement and Contracts.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/04/2019

Decision due: May 2020 by Executive Director Place Services

Lead member: Lee Harris, Director of Place Services

Contact: Lesley Sim, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Registration Email: Tel: 0330 022 24786.

Consultation process

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

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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