Decision details

Update on Schools Capital Portfolio

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the proposals regarding projects in the Phase 3 Permanent Primary School Expansion Programme. To approve the updated schools capital portfolio financial profile including revised project/programme allocations. To approve the criteria for developing school expansion projects. To note the approach to providing sufficient school places for the 2015/16 academic year and agree to receive a further report with specific proposals in Spring 2015

Decision:

(i)         that approval be given to the proposal to rebuild and expand Islamia Primary School (subject to necessary approvals) noting the potential for increased capital costs for the project and consultation timescales described in paragraphs 3.3 - 3.6 and authority to approve the fully costed and detailed proposals be delegated to the Strategic Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and Lead Member for Regeneration and Housing. A detailed report on proposals for Winkworth Hall will be provided in September 2015;

(ii)        that approve be given to the proposal to expand Byron Court Primary School as described in the report at paragraphs 3.7 - 3.9;

(iii)       that approval be given to the proposal to expand Oakington Manor Primary School on the terms described in paragraph 3.10 of the report and authority to approve the fully costed and detailed proposals be delegated to the Strategic Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and Lead Member for Regeneration and Housing;

(iv)       that approval be given the proposal to expand Leopold Primary School to become a 4FE split site primary school using the Gwenneth Rickus Building as described in paragraph 3.11-3.14 of the report and authority to approve the fully costed and detailed proposals be delegated to the Strategic Director Regeneration and Growth in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer and Lead Member for Regeneration and Housing;

(v)        that approval be given to the invitation to tender for three works contracts for the schools detailed in (ii) and (v) above on the basis of the pre-tender considerations set out in paragraph 3.16 of the report;

(vi)       that officers evaluate the tenders referred to (v) above on the basis of the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph 3.16 of the report;

(vii)      that approval be given to the updated Schools Capital Portfolio financial profile as set out in paragraph 3.17-3.22, section 4 and Appendix 1, including the revised project/programme allocations;

(viii)     that approval be given to the criteria for developing new school expansion projects described in paragraph 3.23-3.25 and Appendix 5.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Richard Barrett, Head of Estate Regeneration Email: richard.barrett@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1334.

Report author: Cheryl Andani, Richard Barrett

Publication date: 28/01/2015

Date of decision: 26/01/2015

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2015 - Cabinet

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