Decision details

St Thomas' Gardens (E&R63)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse work to date in bringing forward the redevelopment of St Thomas’ Gardens and seek approval to the Academy of Living Well business case and capital expenditure request. To seek approval to the appointment of a main contractor to deliver the development.


The Cabinet has considered an update on progress to date in bringing forward the redevelopment of St Thomas’ Gardens and has:-


(1) Endorsed the progress to date in bringing forward this key regeneration scheme for Stockport MDC and the wider Borough and approve the proposal to progress the design, undertake further survey works and commence enabling works. 


(2) Approved the outline business case for the Academy of Living Well.


(3) Delegated authority to the Director of Adult Services in consultation with Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health to undertake a procurement for the provision of services within the Academy of Living Well.


(4) Delegated authority to the Corporate Director (Place) and the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Resources, Commissioning, & Governance, Housing and Communities and Adult Care and Health:


(a)  To appoint a preferred contractor for the delivery of the Academy of Living Well, negotiate a contract sum up to the figure stated in paragraph 1.1 of Appendix 1 and finalise the terms of any appointments, contracts and other documentation required to deliver of the Academy of Living Well.


(b)  To approve any property documentation necessary to enable delivery of the affordable housing


(5) Approved the proposed financing of the Academy of Living Well including prudential borrowing as set out in Appendix 1


(6) Delegated authority to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) to do all things necessary or incidental to the implementation of the above-mentioned resolutions and to complete the necessary legal documents to implement the recommendations of this report.


(NOTE: The report contained ‘not for publication’ appendices that had been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

Alternative options considered:


Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: Brinnington & Central;

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: n/a

Decision Reference: CAB291

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: E&R63

Other reasons / organisations consulted

portfolio, CLT, E&R,C&H, Cabinet

Contact: Paul Richards, Director of Development and Regeneration Email: Tel: 0161-474-2940.

Report author: Paul Richards

Publication date: 10/02/2021

Date of decision: 09/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2021

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