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.