Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
80 place expansion of the Woodhouse campus of the West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College.
The Director of Children and Families agreed to:
a) Provide provisional ‘approval to spend’ of £10m for the expansion of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Woodhouse Learning), subject to future design cost reports and approvals at the appropriate juncture. Noting that the figure of £10m is inclusive of all aspects of the project, including; the construction contract figure, off-site highways works, client held contingency, furniture and equipment, decant costs, service connections etc.
b) Acknowledge the first stage of the tender for the expansion of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Woodhouse Learning), submitted by Interserve Construction Limited via a competitive tender exercise facilitated by the Leeds Local Education Partnership, for the sum of £6,919,568 and to appoint them to progress the design to the Stage 2 tender point. Noting that this represents the ‘as tendered’ contractual sum and is exclusive of other costs, such as client held contingency or off-site Highways works.
c) Authorise the acceptance of the Pre-Construction Services Agreement and the supporting fees for this period as submitted by Interserve Construction Limited and NPS Leeds Ltd. via the Leeds Local Education Partnership for the sum of £465,288.
d) Note the programme dates identified in section 3.2 of this report, in relation to the implementation of this decision, represents the critical path for project success and must be adhered to where possible to ensure occupation for September 2021.
e) Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: Little London and Woodhouse;
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Consultation is ongoing as part of the development process for the built solution.
The proposal to expand West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College has been subject to the following consultees; Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment, Ward Members, Leeds City Council Planning Department (including landscape & urban design), Leeds City Council Highways Department, Leeds City Council Asset Management Department and staff at the existing school. Local residents, parents and carers in the affected wards will be consulted prior to the planning submission. Consultation is ongoing through development of the project.
Contact: Christopher Gosling, Estate Management - Development Officer 0113 37 87198 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 07/05/2020
Date of decision: 18/05/2020
Effective from: 27/05/2020