Decision details

Civic Campus: Award of Contract for the Refurbishment and Fit-Out of the Town Hall

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the award of a works contract to Ardmore Construction Limited for the refurbishment and fit out of the Town Hall.

The budget was agreed at the 3rd December 2018 Cabinet meeting.

Reason for urgency:
It is contractual requirement for the Council to make this decision on the Civic Campus so that the development can proceed and the joint venture can enter into building contracts.


1.            That Appendices 1,  2 & 3 are not for publication on the basis that  they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information) under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, be agreed; and


2.            That the Council enters into the contract with Ardmore Construction Limited for the refurbishment of the existing Grade 2 Listed Building plus the fit out of the Town Hall (including Category B fit out of the glass box vertical extension) a copy of which is appended at Appendix 1.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable stage one of the two-stage procurement process to proceed, the JV entered into a PCSA with Ardmore for Contract B, and the Council entered into a PCSA with Ardmore for Contract A following a Cabinet Member Decision in May 2020.

Alternative options considered:

As described in the report.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 16/10/2020

Date of decision: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

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