Decision details

Appointment of a preferred Main Contractor for the construction of the new Marple Active Community Hub

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Development & Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Stockport Council was awarded Levelling Up Funding in April 2023 to deliver a new community hub building within Marple.

The Cabinet, at its meeting on 27 June 2023, delegated authority to the Director of Development and Regeneration, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member to approve the most appropriate procurement route. Under this delegation and following an options appraisal by STaR Procurement and HIVE Project Management, Procure North West Framework was selected as the most appropriate route to market. This was confirmed in a decision on 26 July 2023.

A competitive tender process was followed, which involved the assessment of cost, based on overheads, profit and preliminary costs, quality and social value. At completion the process was reviewed with Procure North West and STaR Procurement to ensure compliance with the framework requirements and it has been confirmed that the process is compliant.

Following the conclusion of this process, the Director of Development and Regeneration and Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources, have given approval:-

(1) To award the contract to Willmott Dixon Construction Limited.

(2) To enter into the Pre-Construction Services Agreement with Willmott Dixon Construction Limited.

(NOTE: The report contains information ‘not for publication’ that was circulated to the decision-makers only).

Alternative options considered:


Decision Reference: ODDCE426/ ODDR12

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Contact: Luke Green, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161 217 6904.

Publication date: 04/03/2024

Date of decision: 22/02/2024

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