Decision details

Procurement of Sub-Contractors for rough sleepers move on accommodation at Woodfield Close, Harrogate

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of this report is to gain approval to tender for contractors to develop a site at Woodfield Close, Harrogate, for rough sleepers move on accommodation.
The tender will include -
•Facilitating works – to include but not limited to ground works, diversion of services, security and fencing, site clearance
•Sub structure and super structure works
•Internal finishes including fittings furnishings and equipment
•External works
•Any necessary approvals – LABC, building Regulations, discharge of planning conditions etc
•Provision of a handover pack
The list above is not exhaustive
The annual budget allowance for this work is £375,000
The contract will likely be for around 1 year although extensions will be given if the build process takes longer than anticipated.


Approval granted to procure an external contractor to undertake development works at Woodfield Close, Harrogate.
A budget of £375k has been attributed to this scheme.

Reasons for the decision:

The development of this council owned former garage site will provide 2 flats for temporary accommodation for rough sleepers for the homeless team. The 2 x 1 bed flats will achieve a EPC B rating and will assist in tidying up and underused garage site.

This site benefits from both Homes England grant funding and LRF (land release funding). Start on site was achieved in January 2023 to facilitate the funding requirements of both HE and the LRF. It is a further requirement of the grant that the site is developed out by March 2025. In order to meet this deadline it is necessary to procure an external contractor to undertake the development. Due to the delays with the site the grant from HE has been reduced by £3k, there fore in order to ensure no further grant is lost it is important to continue works on the site to meet the deadlines provided by the funders.

The budget for the sites is approved and under the Council current capital programme as outlined in the Application for Homes England Investment Partner Status and Associated Affordable Housing Programme 2021-26 Bid.

Alternative options considered:

In house development team – Rejected due to work loads

Publication date: 19/02/2024

Date of decision: 19/02/2024

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