Decision details

Design & Cost Report for Hovingham Primary School Expansion - Capital Scheme Number: 32450/HOV/000

Reference: D44141

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Services

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Request for Authority to Spend the total capital scheme cost of £5.0m to create 210 additional pupil places, through expansion and refurbishment of Hovingham Primary School.


The Director of Children’s Services agreed to:

·  Approve the Design & Cost Report form these early works, the cost being £335,500 with the appropriate details of the programme, design and cost as set out in the attached report;

·  Approve entering into an Early Works Agreement with Leeds LEP Limited for £335,500;

·  Note a separate DCR for the main works will follow in March 2017; and

·  Note that the Chief Officer, Projects, Programmes & Procurement Unit (PPPU) is responsible for scheme delivery.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: Gipton and Harehills;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The proposal to expand the school was subject to statutory process issued on September 2016 including public consultation. The expansion of the school was subsequently approved by the Executive Board on 14th December 2015.


Consultation has been undertaken with key stakeholders including Children’s Services Officers, Ward Members and the Executive Member for Children and Families. Consultation has also involved school staff, governors and other colleagues within the Council.

Contact: Leanne Walsh, Senior Project Officer 07891 272697 Email:

Publication date: 15/02/2017

Date of decision: 23/02/2017

Effective from: 03/03/2017

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