Decision details

Tatton Contractor Appointment

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Alistair Bradley, Executive Member (Economic Development and Public Service Reform) presented the confidential report of the Director of Commercial Services which briefs Members on the progress of work at the Tatton development site, and the status of the second stage tender process for the appointment of a design and build contractor. The report also seeks approval to award the contract for the design and build contractor.


Members supported the proposals within the report.



That the appointment of Robertson CE Limited is approved to allow the key funding milestones to be achieved and the scheme to be delivered.


Reasons for recommendation(s):

1.    The execution of the building contract is an important milestone in the progression of the scheme, as it allows the contractor to mobilise its operations and prepare to commence the works on site at the beginning of February 2021. This commencement date is key to ensure delivery of the scheme by the end of March 2022, which is the backstop date stipulated as part of the ‘Getting Building’ grant fund award.

2.    The execution of the building contract also fixes the scope, the programme and the price and provides confidence that the works can be delivered in accordance with the approved parameters.

3.    The execution of the building contract establishes a clear risk profile.


Alternative options considered and rejected:

Delay commencement of the works to consider any further development of the design and costs. This is rejected as it would compromise the grant secured under the ‘Getting Building’ fund.

Report author: Rachel Salter, Dan Gosling

Publication date: 10/12/2020

Date of decision: 10/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/12/2020 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 18/12/2020

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