Decision details

Demolition of Eastham Youth and Community Centre, Lyndale Avenue, Eastham, Wirral, CH62 8ED.

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Regeneration and Place has agreed to approve the award of a Contract to JP Tisdale Limited over a contract period of 8 weeks to undertake the Demolition of Eastham Youth and Community Centre within approved budget and as the highest scoring tenderer in accordance with the lowest fixed priced criteria.

Reasons for the decision:

A detailed specification of requirements and drawings were issued in June 2023 and a tender exercise was undertaken. 3 bids were received with 1 bid being subsequently withdrawn due to errors contained within the submitted tender. The bids were then scored on the lowest fixed price basis with JP Tisdale Limited submitting the lowest price tender.
The site of the former Youth and Community Centre had been declared surplus following the construction of a new facility nearby, the demolished site will be sold through the Asset Management, Estates Team.
The Councils Contract Procedure Rules (Standing Orders) set out how contracts are to be awarded by the Council in accordance with the Procurement Strategy Requirements. The award will be underpinned by a formal contract which will be drawn up by the Council’s legal team.
Budget to fund the contract cost has been approved through the Council’s Capital Programme.
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:

Eastham Youth and Community Centre has been mothballed for several years following the construction of a new facility for the youth centre nearby. During this time the building has been heavily vandalised and fire damaged leaving the building in an extremely poor and dangerous condition. The only option is to demolish the building creating a space for onward sale and future regeneration of the area.

Publication date: 21/09/2023

Date of decision: 18/09/2023