Decision details

Staveley 21 – Appointment of Stepnell on Stage 1 PCSA Contract

Decision Maker: Service Director - Economic Growth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


At the Staveley 21 Project Board (17th October 2022), the board agreed the implementation of the Staveley 21 project, along with a list of appointments which could be progressed to support this implementation.

The funding for the work was secured through the Town Deal, which has allocated £5.9m for the development of the Staveley 21 project.


That the Service Director for Economic Growth approves:

• The appointment of Stepnell on stage 1 of a two-stage design and build route on the basis of a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) at a cost of £365,806.

• That a letter of intent be issued to Stepnell for half of their proposed RIBA stage 3 costs (£65,490.59)

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – do not appoint Stepnell to Stage 1 and seek alternative delivery options. Rejected as appointing a main works contractor on a 2-stage basis has been approved and the fees that Stepnell re-submitted were assessed as being acceptable.

Delay the LoR – until the contract has been finalised. Rejected as this would cause avoidable delay to the delivery programme and potentially risk the ability to deliver the project within the available timescales.

Contact: Neil Johnson, Service Director - Economic Growth Email: Email: Tel: 01246 345241.

Publication date: 07/12/2023

Date of decision: 25/10/2023