Issue details

School Capital Programme Update 2023/24

1.             To approve a revised £3.85M or £4.75M budget (depending on preferred option) for the expansion of Tilbury Pioneer Academy to be funded from the School’s Basic Need capital funding 2023/24.


2.             To approve the commencement of the procurement process in accordance with Council & EU procurement procedures to vary the appointment and scope of works to be undertaken by the Multi Discipline design team for the Tilbury Pioneer Expansion Project, and appoint the Principal Contractors to take forward the proposed desired scheme.


3.             That authority be delegated to the Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holder, to enter into any form of agreement following the award of the agreements arising from 1.2 above in compliance with the Council’s procurement regulations.


4.             Note the recent in-year accommodation works that have been commenced in order to ensure sufficient pupil places for 2023/2024 in-year applications.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/11/2023

Decision due: 13 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Housing

Lead director: Sheila Murphy (Corporate Director of Children's Services)

Contact: Sheila Murphy (Corporate Director of Children's Services).