Decision details

UKSPF Bid Pipeline - Allocation to Support Works at Romiley Forum

Decision Maker: Director of Development & Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To allocate UKSPF funding to provide a remedial solution to the main auditorium roof at Romiley Forum.


Romiley Forum was constructed in the early 1970s, opening in 1972. The freehold of the site is owned by SMBC and there is a long leasehold granted to private owners who, in turn, have granted leases back to SMBC for the Theatre and the Flats.


The Theatre is operated by NK Theatre Arts (NKTA) who were granted a lease from SMBC in 2003 for 30 years.


RAAC has been identified in both the main auditorium roof and the lower section that sits above the community centre and foyer of the theatre. The theatre has been closed to prevent any risk to safety and to enable inspections and assessment of the repairs needed to allow NKTA to resume its arts and creative activities there


The Director of Development & Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy, Regeneration & Housing, has given approval to the allocation of £300,000 from the UKSPF Communities and Place 2023/24 monies, and any supplemental money required following more detailed work, to provide a remedial solution to the main auditorium roof at Romiley Forum.

Alternative options considered:


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Decision Reference: ODDR11

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

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

Publication date: 09/02/2024

Date of decision: 05/02/2024

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