Decision details


Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Regeneration and Place has approved that Mac Roofing & Contracting Ltd be awarded the contract to undertake the Flat Roof Replacement scheme at Former Emslie Morgan Building 1 (Solar Campus) over a 16-week contract length, within approved budget and as the highest scoring tenderer in accordance with the lowest fixed priced criteria.

Reasons for the decision:

Emslie Morgan building is a Grade II listed structure for which the Council has a responsibility to maintain.
The proposal to Remove of existing storm damaged roof finish and replacement with specified built-up 2 layer felt system over a 16week period. The proposed roof replacement scheme replaces an existing storm damaged built-up felt roof covering and structural timber repairs to cantilevered roof soffit timbers and vertical siding. The proposed IKO’s UPXL T-F two-layer roofing system consisting of cold adhered bituminous waterproofing membranes, and guaranteed for 30 years against faulty design, combined with the Systems S-A Vapour Control Layer and UPXL S-A Detailing Membranes, UPXL T-F forms a completely flame free roofing system. 120mm thick high performance, rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam, CFC/HCFC free insulation board provides additional insulation to reduce heat loss. Removing existing roof lights and replacement including boarding over a small number redundant rooflights, and associated roof drainage overhaul.
The contract cost is being met from Capital allocations from the Department for Education as part of a dilapidations agreement following the closure of the Academy.
Appendix 1 sets out the details of the tenders received. Appendix 1 contains exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is in the public interest maintain the confidentiality of Appendix 1 pursuant to Paragraph 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information).’

Alternative options considered:

Due to the listed status of the structure, there is a direct responsibility to ensure the integrity of this building.
To do nothing with the fabric of the building would necessitate further deterioration to the building and further interior repairs to be undertaken. This would not be cost effective as it would result in areas of the building being taken out of use which would in turn affect future educational requirement of the building. It could also introduce health and safety risks to users and staff.

Publication date: 21/09/2023

Date of decision: 18/09/2023