Issue details

Award of contract for remodelling works at Cissbury Lodge Children's Home, Worthing

The children’s in-house residential service is made up of six homes, of which three, including Cissbury Lodge, are currently closed and awaiting refurbishment whilst feasibility studies and design work are undertaken.


A strategy for the residential service was approved by the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in October 2019 (decision reference CYP03(19/20)). It seeks to ensure that outcomes for vulnerable children are maximised and that long-term care costs are minimised. It is essential that the assets that enable support to children are redeveloped in order to support the delivery of this strategy as a part of the wider ‘children first’ improvement plan being driven forward by the Council.


Cissbury Lodge’s contribution to the delivery of this strategy will come through the remodelling of the home to ensure the most efficient use of the existing footprint of the homes whilst maximising the potential service offering of the site.


As part of a separate decision process, in March 2020, approval was obtained from the Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning for the commencement of a procurement to undertake these remodelling works (decision reference OKD42 (19/20).  The procurement process has now been completed, and the Executive Director is asked to agree the award of contract to the preferred contractor for the delivery of works at Cissbury Lodge.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Northbrook;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/02/2020

Decision due: June 2020 by Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: Lucy Butler, Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead director: Lucy Butler

Contact: Susan Tanner, Assistant Director Children's Commissioning Email: Tel: 033 022 22002.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning 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

Background3: Best Start in Life


Background papers

  • Officer Key Decision OKD42 (19/20)