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Decision details

(ACHPH) Rothwell Grange - Residential Development

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To award a contract in accordance with Financial and Procurement Procedure Rules for the delivery of a residential development at Rothwell Grange







Date of Decision:


21 March 2019

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Tom Bell

Assistant Director of Housing Services

Specific Delegation:

(If any)


Finance and Procurement Procedure Rule 41 (Delegation Arrangements)

Brief Description of Decision:



To award, in accordance with Finance and Procurement Procedure Rule 41, a contract for the residential development at Rothwell Grange to Esh Group, following the submission and evaluation of tenders.


Reasons for the Decision:



Housing growth in Rotherham is a key strategic objective for the Council, ensuring housing growth meets the needs of Rotherham’s communities, including first time buyers, young professionals and older people wanting to downsize. Strategic Housing and Development successfully secured £6.81m in grant funding from Homes England from the Shared Ownership and Affordable Housing programme (SOAHP) to build 227 shared ownership and affordable rent new homes in Rotherham.


On 11 December 2017, the Cabinet approved the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme 2017-21. As part of the report considered, Rothwell Grange was identified to deliver 40 units, following scheme design, this identified a further four units could be delivered on the site.


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:


To approach a build contractor through the YORbuild Framework rotation. A cost plan was received, but far exceeded the budget for the development. The option was therefore rejected.


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



Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered


Rothwell Grange – Residential Development - Tender Evaluation Report to the Assistant Director for Housing Services (19 March 2019)



I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to award a contract for the delivery of a residential development of 40 units at Rothwell Grange.


Signed by the Decision Maker   

Dated:            21 March 2019


Name:            Tom Bell                              

Job Title:      Assistant Director of Housing Services



Publication date: 21/03/2019

Date of decision: 21/03/2019

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