Decision details

The Amelia at the Amelia Scott Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Project update.


Part of this meeting may be held in private in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government  Act 1972 (as amended) by virtue of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act.




1.    That the project had been progressed in accordance with the decisions made by Cabinet in December 2018 and that those decisions would continue to be enacted through the delivery be noted;


2.    That the update on the progress of the scheme, including finalised construction costs, be noted;


3.    That the Gateway building be declared surplus to the Council’s operational requirements and any capital receipt be earmarked to underwrite the external fundraising;


4.    That an addition of £400,000 to the Council’s Capital Programme to deliver the scheme and to underwrite to underwrite £400,000 NHLF funding be approved and the s151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance, be delegated authority to determine the sources of funding to deliver the scheme;


5.    That the Head of Economic Development and Property and the Head of HR Customer Service and Culture in consultation with the Director of Change and Communities, the s151 Officer, the Monitoring Officer, the Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development and the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance  be delegated authority to enter into contract with Willmott Dixon and other necessary suppliers and to complete all negotiations necessary and enter into all necessary legal agreement in order to deliver the Amelia at the Amelia Scott project; and


6.    That the contract sum and increased project budget set out in Exempt Appendix A and B to the report be agreed.



To allow the Council to enter into a contract with Willmott Dixon to deliver the scheme.  And that the expected 18 month work programme work would start in January 2020. 

Report author: Paul Taylor

Publication date: 25/10/2019

Date of decision: 24/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/11/2019

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