Decision details

Seeking approval to procure a specialist contractor to deliver construction works including fixtures and fittings at Temple Newsam for an indoor Playbarn

Reference: D54461

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This decision is to authorise the procurement of a contractor to deliver construction works including fixtures and fittings to Temple Newsam for an indoor play barn.

Authority to spend was approved by the Executive Board in September 2020 to develop plans for an indoor play barn with integrated café along with a new entrance (incorporating a retail facility) utilising the old cow byre set in the core of the historic buildings at Home Farm, Temple Newsam.

Delivering this project will be an opportunity to conserve and transform this heritage building to improve visitor experience all year round.



Director of Communities, Housing and Environment approves the procurement strategy to appoint a contractor for the delivery of construction and restoration works at Temple Newsam to provide an Indoor Play Barn facility.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Temple Newsam;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Executive members have been consulted


Director of Communities and Environment, Executive members

Contact: Michael Kinnaird 0113 3785777 Email:

Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 15/09/2021

Effective from: 23/09/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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