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Decision details

Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children and their Families in York

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will provide an update of the current cost and budget position for the Centre for Disabled Children.

A value engineered exercise has been undertaken and further funds are required to ensure there is an adequate contingency. This needs to be done within this timeframe in order to meet the requirements of external health funding.


Resolved:  (i)      That an increase of £250,000 to the budget, to be funded by a virement from uncommitted resources within the Education Basic Need capital budget, be approved.


Reason:     To ensure that there is adequate contingency and reduce the risk of costs exceeding the agreed budget in the construction phase.


(ii)      That authority to appoint a Contractor to carry out the works be delegated to the Director of Children, Education and Communities, subject to the project being deliverable within the available budget.


Reason:     In order to align the programme with that of the Lincoln Court development and enable a shared contractor to deliver both projects concurrently, thus achieving cost efficiencies.


Report author: William Shaw

Publication date: 19/06/2019

Date of decision: 18/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Effective from: 20/06/2019

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