Decision details

St Leonard’s Primary – Main Contractor

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Finance and Resources)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The decision will enable the contract to be raised and the works undertaken. The works will include internal and external refurbishment and remodelling works as required. The works will also include the provision of a new 30-place nursery along with the demolition of the existing caretaker’s house.
The annual budget for the proposed works will result in the spend of circa £2.5M excluding FFE and ICT equipment.
The request for approval to appoint the successful tenderers for the construction contract will be presented in May 2014.


This report seeks authorisation to award the main construction contract for expansion works at St. Leonards CoE Primary School to Jerram Falkus Ltd.  Due to the shortage of reception places in the Borough, St. Leonards School was identified to permanently expand from a 1Form of Entry (FE) school to a 2FE School plus a 30-place nursery. The project is part of the Phase 3 primary expansion programme and involves the construction of a new two storey building following the demolition (under a separate contract) of an existing classroom building and caretaker’s house.


Publication date: 03/10/2014

Date of decision: 13/10/2014

Effective from: 21/10/2014

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