Decision details

Essential heating upgrade works for Sheltered schemes: Cornell, Meadfield and Alma Court

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To request Cabinet for authority to approve the commencement of the procurement process and delegated authority to award a contract to deliver decommissioning and heating upgrade greener energy Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) for three of the Council’s Sheltered Housing schemes (Meadfield House, Cornell House and Alma Court).


The value of this contract for all 3 schemes is estimated at £1,679,670.




(1)          the request to commence the procurement process (via accessing a legally complaint Framework Agreement) for a contractor(s) to carry out decommissioning work and proceed with the implementation of Ground Source Heat Pumps to Cornell House and Alma Court in this financial year (2021/22) and Meadfield House in 2022/23, be approved;


(2)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Housing and Finance and Resources and the Director of Finance, be authorised to award contract(s) for the implementation of Ground Source Heat Pumps to Cornell House, Alma Court and Meadfield House.


Reason for Decision:  Due to the estimated value of the proposed contract award Cabinet’s authorisation was required to comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.


Approval was required so that works required to the Sheltered blocks in alignment with the Council’s  Climate Change Strategy could be carried out and to continue to provide essential service to meet the Council’s statutory duties as a landlord across Sheltered dwellings within the Borough and comply with Health and Safety Regulations.


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: Divisional Director, Housing Services

Publication date: 19/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/03/2021

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