Decision details

St Thomas Garden Development Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report provides a comprehensive update on the delivery of the proposed development of St Thomas’ Gardens, and in particular the Academy of Living Well.
The financial model for the Academy of Living Well has been updated to reflect current market conditions. The report sets out a preferred operating structure for the Academy of Living Well and an outline engagement and selection process to secure a preferred operator

Decision:

The Cabinet has considered a comprehensive update on the delivery of the proposed development of St Thomas’ Gardens, and in particular the Academy of Living Well and has agreed to delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate and Support Services) and Director of Development and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care to:-

 

(1) Appoint a preferred contractor and negotiate a contract sum up that is viable within the parameters of the financial model summarised in Appendix 1 and finalise the terms of any appointments, contracts and other documentation required to deliver of the Academy of Living Well.

 

(2) Approve the revised financing arrangements for the Academy of Living Well as set out in Appendix 1, including Prudential Borrowing and use of Disabled Facilities Grant.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

Councillor Mark Hunter declared a personal interest as his wife is employed by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: An initial impact assessments have have been undertaken and will be updated to reflect the further developments of this programme.

Decision Reference: CAB390

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: Councillor Mark Hunter declared a personal interest as his wife is employed by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation has been an ongoing feature of this development. Planning permission was sought and included elements of consultation as well as stakeholder briefings and updates. Co-design of the academy model will be a key objective of this development.

Contact: Vincent Fraga, Services to People Email: vincent.fraga@stockport.gov.uk Tel: 0161-474-4401.

Report author: Vincent Fraga

Publication date: 29/06/2022

Date of decision: 28/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/07/2022

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