Decision details

Design Cost Report for Allerton High bulge works 2021

Reference: D54306

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approve authority to spend and incur expenditure from capital scheme number 33177/BGE/ALL for works associated with placing a bulge cohort of 30 places in Year 7 at Allerton High for September 2021.


Approve authority to spend and incur expenditure of £1,507,600 from capital scheme number 33177/BGE/ALL in order to deliver the accommodation and supporting works associated with the 30 place bulge cohort for September 2021.


Note revenue costs of £424,700 will also be incurred as part of the bulge works.


Note the programme dates identified in section 10 of this report require the main works to commence on site in July 2021, which is within the call-in period and the critical timeline to ensure the success of the project; and as such approve the recommendation to exempt this report from call-in.


Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Service Learning Systems in Children’s and Families Directorate.


Note that the approvals associated with amending the deed of variation under the PFI contract are subject to a separate approval process and a design and cost report will be submitted once the uplift costs have been finalised.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Alwoodley;

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: Due to the tight timescales associated with the programme delivery for September 2021 it is requested that this report be exempt from call. The consequence of the report being called in is that it would impact on the handover date and the ability to accommodate the additional 30 Year 7 pupils.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has taken place through school engagements, member briefings, discussions at Programme Risk & Control Group and School Places Programme Board and during pre-application discussions with planning and highways officers.


Alwoodley Ward Members, Cllr Pryor, local community, Allerton High School, senior officers in Children’s & Families and City Development, planning and highways.

Contact: Adele Robinson, Principal Development Officer, Built Environment 07891 276856 Email:

Publication date: 14/07/2021

Date of decision: 22/07/2021

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