Decision details

Design & Cost Report for Package #03 of 'Early Works' & professional fees required to facilitate the Learning Places development of the East Leeds Free School

Reference: D52295

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Creation of a new 1,200 place free school with 30 place SEN provision off Torre Road.


The Director of Childrens & Families agreed to:

a)  Provide ‘approval to spend’ for £6,401,136 from capital scheme number 33177 / EAS / 000 for the delivery of the final ‘Early Works’ package and all associated professional services and development costs associated with the East Leeds Free School project through to financial close.


b)  Sanction the requirement to enter into an ‘Early Works’ agreement with the LLEP for Galliford Try PLC to deliver the third, and final, package of the ‘Early Works’ programme necessary to meet the critical path programme for construction of the East Leeds Free School.  This will take the form of an ‘Early Works’ agreement between the authority and Leeds D&B One Ltd for the sum of £2,943,861.


c)  Approve the development costs covered under the Pre-Construction Services Agreement at a value of £1,095,464.


d)  Approve all other professional services and survey costs associated with developing the project through to financial close, valued at a total of £2,361,811.  This includes the LLEP fee, NPS TA role, NEC3 project management fee, Planning & Building Control and Authority works.


e)  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. 


f)  Note that the officer responsible for implementation is the Head of Learning Systems.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Burmantofts and Richmond Hill;

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 for the ‘East Leeds Free School’ 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:

Publication date: 17/09/2020

Date of decision: 25/09/2020

Effective from: 03/10/2020

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