Decision details

Design & Cost Report and Tender Acceptance for the Learning Places Bulge Cohorts at Cockburn John Charles Academy School

Reference: D49870

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Head of Service learning Systems agreed to:

a) Approve the expenditure of £127,818.94 from capital scheme number 32737/BGE/JCA for the construction work and associated fees to facilitate a bulge cohort of 60 pupils at Cockburn John Charles Academy.

b) Authorise acceptance of the tender submitted by Investors in the Community (Leeds Schools) Limited special purpose vehicle (SPV) responsible for managing the PFI contract, for the sum of £107,818.94 inclusive of all design fees, development costs and surveys.

c) Approve the implementation of a City Council Change under the PFI contract with Investors in the Community (Leeds Schools) Limited for the works at the Cockburn John Charles Academy School PFI building, and approve the entering in to of any associated documentation including without limitation a deed of variation (if required). Authorise the Head of Service, Learning Systems to review and approve any such documentation.

d) Note this work will attract an annual revenue cost of £22,943 which includes additional catering / cleaning staff and the associated ‘life cycling’ as identified in the terms of the existing PFI contract. Of which, the annual revenue costs will be the responsibility of the Academy and charged accordingly.

e) Note that the breakdown of project costs, highlighted in point 1 above, are detailed within section 4.4 of this report.

f) Note the programme dates identified in section 4.4 of this report, in relation to the implementation of this decision. The programme dates represent the critical path for project success and must be adhered to wherever possible.

g) Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems.

Wards Affected: Middleton Park;

Contact: Edward Staveley, Project Officer, Children's Services 0113 37 87204 Email:

Publication date: 09/07/2019

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