Issue details

19/00077 - Barton Court Free School - Building Contract


KCC is delivering the construction of the new Barton Court Free School on the former Chaucer School site in Canterbury. The DfE has appointed KCC to act as the Local Delivery Agent (Responsible Body), with Gen2 acting as KCC’s Agent. As the Responsible Body, KCC will be the contracting authority for the purpose of delivering the scheme. The new school will be located on part of the former Chaucer School site, with the remainder allocated to the land disposal programme.


A paper was presented to June 2019 ICB outlining the outcome of the procurement process to secure a building contractor and contracts are ready to be finalised.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Canterbury City South;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
supporting paperwork includes commercially-sensitive information which qualifies as exempt information under paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision due: Not before 4th Dec 2019 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services

Lead director: Rebecca Spore

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Andrew Chauvin - 03000 417953.


This matter was considered at Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee on 8th November 2019.  The outcome of the discussion is included in the record of decision.

Financial implications: Funding for the project is provided by Project Delivery Grant from the Department for Education. KCC applies for the grant on a stage by stage basis.

Legal implications: Consent to demolish the existing school buildings has been sought from Canterbury City Council. A detailed Planning Application will be lodged with KCC Planning Group for the main works. The necessary contractual documents will be put in place.

Equalities implications: N/A


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