Issue - decisions
Centre of Excellence for Disabled Children
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.