Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet is asked to approve capital funding of £2.1m from the Education Maintenance Budget to replace roof coverings, remove asbestos, undertake structural repairs, and carry out any other associated works at Chennestone Primary School in Spelthorne. Undertaking this work would provide a warm and dry learning and working environment, safeguard the health of pupils and staff, support the school’s operation and improve the overall condition and energy-efficiency of the building.






  1. That Cabinet approves capital funding allocated within the School Capital Maintenance Budget for the Minor Capital Works (MCW) Programme of FY2024/25 to replace the roof coverings and water tanks, remove asbestos, undertake structural repairs, and carry out any other associated work for essential condition improvement works to Chennestone Primary School, Sunbury-on-Thames. The capital funding required is commercially sensitive at this time and is set out in the Part 2 report.


  1. That Cabinet approves procurement of appropriate construction partners to carry out the works in accordance with the Council’s Procurement and Contract Standing Orders.


  1. That Cabinet notes that, regarding the procurement of construction partners, the Executive Director for Environment, Infrastructure & Growth and the Director of Land and Property are authorised to award such contracts, up to +5% of the budgetary tolerance level.


  1. That Cabinet authorises Legal Services to seal any awarded contract where required.


Reasons for Decisions:


Approving the recommendations in this report will enable the Council to:


  • Provide a dry, warm and safe learning and working environment for the school’s pupils and staff.
  • Support the school’s operational activities and the children’s education.
  • Improve the building’s energy efficiency and contribute to the Council’s NZC target.
  • Maintain and protect the building, providing a fit for purpose building for future years.
  • Reduce the maintenance burden for the Council and school.


(The decisions on this item can be called in by the Resources and Performance Select Committee)


Report author: Ade Durojaiye

Publication date: 27/03/2024

Date of decision: 26/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/04/2024

Accompanying Documents: