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Decision details

Council Chamber Refit Design and Procurement of Contractors

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Andy Graham, Leader of the Council, introduced and gave an overview of the report, which sought agreement for the Council Chamber refit design and associated costs, and to proceed with the procurement of contractors via an open tender process.


In debate, the Executive highlighted the extensive work that had been undertaken in relation to planned improvement works for the Council’s Woodgreen site, including the Council Chamber. These included decarbonisation, sustainability upgrades, and meeting the needs of an ever-changing work and lifestyle balance. The Executive also highlighted the community benefits of the regeneration work, an example of which would see a refurbished Council Chamber becoming available for hire by residents of the District. The Executive also paid tribute to the Agile Working project team, for both their work to date, and for being able to help deliver the Council Chamber refurbishment project at an underspend.


Councillor Graham proposed that the Executive agree to the recommendations as listed on the report. This was seconded by Councillor Alaric Smith, was put to a vote and was unanimously agreed by the Executive.


Executive Resolved to:

  1. Agree to the Chamber design as proposed by the Agile Steering Group;
  2. Agree to proceed to the contractor procurement phase.

Report author: Phil Martin

Publication date: 30/06/2023

Date of decision: 21/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 01/07/2023

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