Decision details

Novation of building works and profession services contracts from Brick by Brick for Fairfield Halls

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:




1.             Agree to proceed with the novation of the Fairfield Halls refurbishment contracts and associated contracts, with outstanding costs to borne by the Council, once certified by the Quantity Surveyors (Chronos Ltd) (not including any potential additional remedial works)

i.              Novation of the Principal Contractor (Vinci) building works contract from Brick by Brick to the Council, and financial commitment for outstanding retentions.

ii.            Novation of the Contract Administrator (MICA Architects) contract from Brick by Brick to the Council.

iii.           Novation of the Quantity Surveying (Chronos Ltd) contract from Brick by Brick to the Council.

iv.           Novation of other professional services contracts from Brick by Brick to the Council.

v.            Assignment of completed contracts warranties and guarantees.


2.             Note:

i.             The recommendations above could not be made under delegated authority (as envisaged in the May Cabinet report) due to its potential overall value

ii.            Brick By Brick will continue to pay relevant contractors on the Council’s behalf whilst the recommended novations are completed, from 1st April and forecasted to August 2021 these payments are under £50,000 (managed under delegated authority)

iii.           The progress of the non-intrusive survey works


Report author: Sarah Hayward

Publication date: 03/08/2021

Date of decision: 26/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/08/2021

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