Decision details

Tender Report - Construction of 3G Synthetic Football Pitch at Woodchurch High School

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Acting Director of Children’s Services advised the Cabinet of the outcome of the tender process for the project to construct a synthetic football pitch and changing facilities at Woodchurch High School.  The report sought ratification from Members of the acceptance of the reduced scheme and accepted the lowest tender submitted on a bill of adjustments by Blakedown Sports & Play.  The report also sought approval for this scheme to be available for school use after the school’s transfer to Academy status as per a lease agreement between the Academy and the Council, with the pitch remaining in the ownership of the Council.




(1)  the lowest tender submitted by Blakedown Sports & Play, to construct the pitch as detailed in the report, be accepted in the sum of £504,757.00;


(2)  the 3G pitch upon completion remains in Local Authority ownership and be operated by the school as per a lease agreement following the schools’ transfer to Academy Status. The proposed terms of the lease agreement are as follows: 20 year lease at a peppercorn rent with the school/Academy taking responsibility for all overheads i.e. repairs, maintenance, utilities, supplies, insurance, costs and maintenance of equipment;


(3)  Director of Law, HR and Asset Management be authorised to execute an appropriate construction contract with Blakedown Sports & Play in due course, subject to them developing a satisfactory Health & Safety Plan; and


(4)  the approved scheme be the reduced scheme as set out at paragraph 4.6 of the report, to build the pitch only, funded by CYPD and delegated school funding.

Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 07/11/2011

Date of decision: 03/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/11/2011

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