Decision details

Rotherham Markets & Library: Main works contract

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To award main works contract for the Rotherham Markets and Library redevelopment to Henry Boot Construction Ltd. from 25th March 2024 in line with the decision at Cabinet on 18 December 2023.






Date of Decision:



Rotherham Markets & Library main works award

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

Paul Woodcock

Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

Delegation to award the main works contract for the Markets and Library redevelopment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and Local Economy and Section 151 Officer.


- Cabinet Report 18th Dec 2023 refers.


Cabinet approved the plans for the Rotherham Markets and Library development at its meeting on the 18th December 2023.


At the same meeting the Cabinet delegated authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration of Environment, in consultation with the S151 Officer and the Cabinet Member for Jobs and Local Economy, to award contract(s) for the works (Rotherham Markets and Library development) up to the values detailed in Appendix 2 of the relevant Cabinet report.


- Cabinet Report 18th March 2024 refers.


Final costs and associated budgets identified in Appendix 4 that provide final parameters for award of said contract.


Cabinet Member consulted and in support – 03 April 2024

Section 151 Officer consulted and in support – 02 April 2024


Brief Description of Decision:

The Council enters into contract with Henry Boot Construction Ltd for the delivery of the Markets and Libraries project. 

Reasons for the Decision:

To maintain momentum behind the delivery programme of one of the Council’s key regeneration projects and ensure best possible value is secured.


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

The alternative option is not to sign the main works contract prepared. This option is not recommended, because it will not secure the commitment of Henry Boots Construction Ltd to deliver the scheme to an agreed specification for an agreed price in line with the approach adopted by the Cabinet

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

None identified.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered

Cabinet Report 18 December 2023

Cabinet Report 18 March 2024


I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to agree to enter into contract with Henry Boot Construction Ltd for the delivery of the Markets and Libraries project.


Signed by the Decision Maker   Paul Woodcock

Dated: 4th April, 2024


Name: Paul Woodcock                                  

Job Title: Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment


Publication date: 05/04/2024

Date of decision: 04/04/2024

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