Decision details

Approval to Spend for the Refurbishment of the former Burley Park PRU to Support Early Years Provision and LCC Office Space

Reference: D50559

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive Board is requested to approve the refurbishment of the Burley Park PRU (currently void) in order to support the relocation of the existing Burley Park Childrens Centre and the creation additional LCC office space.


The Director of Children and Families and the Director of City Development submitted a joint report presenting the background to, and proposals regarding the refurbishment of the former Burley Park Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), and which sought authority for Capital expenditure to facilitate the construction work and for the associated fees to facilitate the refurbishment.


Members welcomed the proposals detailed within the submitted report.



(a)  That capital expenditure for the sum of £1,800,000 from Capital Scheme number 33043/000/000 for the construction work and associated fees to facilitate the refurbishment of the vacant Burley Park PRU building, be authorised, with it being noted that this sum includes the value for the refurbishment of both the nursery provision and the Leeds City Council office space together with a client held contingency commensurate with a project of this size and complexity;


(b)  That it be noted that the Asset Management and Regeneration team will be responsible for the implementation of the works as described in the submitted report;


(c)  That approval be given for Shire View to be declared as surplus to the Council’s requirements.


Wards Affected: Headingley and Hyde Park; Kirkstall;

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has taken place with the Early Years team currently delivering the service. Ward member and senior officer briefing will continue to take place throughout the design and delivery process.


Ward Members, Early Years team.

Contact: Edward Staveley, Principal Asset Management Officer , City Development 0113 37 87204 Email:

Publication date: 14/02/2020

Date of decision: 12/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Executive Board

Effective from: 22/02/2020

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