202 19/00077 - Barton Court Free School - Building Contract
Mrs Spore (Director of Infrastructure), Mr Sanderson (Capital Programme Strategy Manager) and Mr Chauvin (Capital Commissioning Consultant) were in attendance for this item
(1) Mr Oakford (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services) and Mrs Spore introduced the report which set out information relating to letting of the building contract for the Barton Court Academy Trust Free School Project in Canterbury.
a) Mrs Spore and Mr Watts then responded to comments and questions from Members which related to Kier’s performance as a contractor, projected delivery costs, the risks associated with the projects delivery and how the risks could be mitigated.
(2) In the information set out within the report about sources of funding, Mrs Spore corrected one entry.
(3) RESOLVED that the proposed decision to be taken by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to approve the award of building contracts to Kier Construction Limited for the Barton Court Free School be noted, and authority be delegated to the Director of Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to finalise the contractual terms and enter into any necessary documentation including land sale and development agreements.