Issue details

Decision to fund £109,817.84, of Section 106 monies for “Education” (Primary) towards a Library and Sensory Room Extension at St Peters Primary School, Cherry Tree Close, Bromyard, HR7 4UY

The Section 106 Contribution arises from one Section 106 legal agreement:

Planning Reference GT / FIN Code Original Contribution £ Expiry Date
P140285/O GT05 FIN1718 £109,817.84 13/06/2029
TOTAL £109,817.84

The decision to fund £109,817.84 will fully utilise the Section 106 Primary Contribution.

From the Primary contribution there has been no expenditure to date.

The project is a two single-story extensions to either side of main entrance to school building. The extensions will form a new Sensory Room and Library.

With increasing numbers and the diverse needs of the children attending St. Peter’s Primary School these additional facilities are required. The Library project will provide a more suitable location and facility whilst utilising unused space. Books are currently stored in the corridors providing an unsuitable location for learning activities.

The sensory room will also utilise unused space within St Peter’s Primary School. The school is seeing increasing numbers of pupils, especially in KS1, with a variety of conditions including but not limited to ADHA, autism and sensory associated conditions. These adversely affect their mental health and wellbeing. A sensory room will provide a highly effective intervention for these pupils at the point of need and will have a lasting impact.

A full tender exercise has been completed in September 2022, with three contractors provides formal quotations for completion of the work:

Contractor Tender Cost £
C J Bayliss (Hereford) Ltd 108,364.00
Bolts of Hereford 114,226.00
Owen Pell Ltd 155,449.93

A technical and arithmetical check was undertaken and no errors were found.

St Peter’s Primary School would like to appoint C J Bayliss (Hereford) Ltd as the most cost effective solution.

Given the budget limitations a further value engineering exercise was carried out (Appendix A) providing savings of £4470.00. This has revised the overall costs including fees to a works total of £112,205.52.

St Peter’s Primary School have agreed to provide £2,387.68 to make up the difference over the contribution amount available.

Planning consent for the Library and Sensory Room extension was granted on 17th February 2022 (application number: 220531) and included as Appendix B.

Responsibility for monitoring the project and managing expenditure within the total spend budget is to be with the Senior Project Manager.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/01/2023

Decision due: 11 January 2023 by Director of Resources and Assurance

Contact: Andrew Lovegrove, Director of Resources and Assurance Email: