Decision details

Sancroft Hall

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to end the PFI and reconfigure the service delivery


Having considered the confidential appendices, it was




(1)          the proposals for changes to the service delivery model at Sancroft Hall be approved;


(2)          the funding of the implementation costs of £120,000 from the Transformation Priorities and Initiative Fund be approved;


(3)          the Corporate Directors of People and Community, following  consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Adults and Older People and Environment, Crime and Community Safety, be authorised to:


(a)    take all necessary steps to finalise all matters relating to the purchase of the site and the proposals in the report;


(b)    consult all key stakeholders as appropriate;


(c)    negotiate the required exit from the Public Finance Initiative (PFI) contract and purchase the building;


(d)    progress all relevant and appropriate commercial proposals including the establishment of a trading entity to run the services at Sancroft Hall.


Reason for Decision:  To adhere to the requirements of the Financial Regulations that capital expenditure over £5m and changes in service delivery models were progressed on Cabinet approval. Purchasing the site provided opportunity to reconfigure service delivery and meet objectives relating to maintaining service provision and quality and to also meet MTFS targets.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:   As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Bernie Flaherty

Publication date: 28/04/2017

Date of decision: 27/04/2017

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/07/2018

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