Decision details

University Centre, South Kesteven (Key Decision)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To utilise GLLEP approved funding of £2million to deliver a higher education centre on the first floor of the St Peter’s Hill Cinema Development including contributions to the shell building and public realm




1.            To enter into a contract with Lindum Construction Services Ltd to deliver the capital fit out works for the University Centre, Grantham to a total value not exceeding £680,000


2.            To delegate in-project decisions to the Interim Chief Executive and Strategic Director, Growth, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member


Reasons for decision


1.            The report of the Cabinet Member for Growth on the delivery of the University Centre SK project

2.            A £2m grant from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) to construct a new University Technology and Innovation Centre

3.            The partnership with the University of Lincoln to offer higher education courses, responding to skills development needs in South Kesteven

4.            Management of the capital delivery of the University Centre by InvestSK in partnership with the Council’s Property Team

5.            Liaison with the University of Lincoln and local businesses to development the education and skills programme

6.            The appointment of Lindum Construction Services through the SCAPE framework to undertake the feasibility and pre-construction phases of the design of the University Centre

7.            In order to meet the requirements within the GLLEP contract, capital fit out works must be completed by January 2020


Other options considered and rejected


An alternative procurement process for the capital works could have been adopted for the delivery of this project, however, this would have lengthened the programme and may have had an adverse impact on achieving the GLLEP contractual outputs.


Report author: Lucy Bonshor

Publication date: 11/09/2019

Date of decision: 10/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

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