Decision details

Berkhamsted Sports Centre

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1.         That Cabinet notes the Concept Design of the project and the proposed facility mix as set out in Section 4, inclusive of a spa facility, and agrees to proceed to RIBA Stage 3 (Spatial Coordination).

 

2.         That Cabinet notes:-

 

(a).  the consultation undertaken with stakeholders during this phase of work and the further consultations required, including public consultation, as set out in Section 3.

 

(b) the working project timeline in Section 6.

 

3.         That Cabinet notes the forecast project costs (detailed in Part II Appendix) and recommends Council approves a maximum drawdown of £550,000 from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with the next project stage (RIBA Stage 3 – Spatial Coordination).

 

4.         That Cabinet notes the approvals strategy set out in Section 2 and recommends that Council approves a maximum drawdown of £425k from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with RIBA Stage 4 (Technical Design).

 

5.         That Cabinet delegates the decision for proceeding from Stage 3 to Stage 4 to the Assistant Director, Corporate and Contracted Services and the S.151 officer in consultation with the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council.

 

 

6.         That Cabinet notes and endorses the Main Contractor procurement strategy set out in Section 5, utilising the Procure Partnerships Framework for a two stage, design & build tender process and delegates authority to the Assistant Director, Corporate and Contracted Services and the S.151 officer to award the first stage pre-contract services agreement to the preferred Main Contractor.

 

7.         That Cabinet endorses the proposal to provide a further update once the public consultation has completed and the on and off-site football provision and potential residential option has been developed in more detail (within the next phase of work) before proceeding to Stage 4 and to report again at the end of RIBA Stage 4 (Technical Design), at which point cost certainty will be achieved for the proposed Main Contract, aligned with the known project risks and Operator strategy.

 

 

 

Publication date: 25/11/2021

Date of decision: 23/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/12/2021

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