Brighton & Hove City Council


Procurement Advisory Board


2.00pm14 June 2021






Present:   Councillors Osborne (Chair), Yates (Opposition Spokesperson), Evans, Druitt and Miller.






6             Knoll House Supported Housing


6.1         The Commissioning and Contracts Manager introduced the report which detailed the proposed the demolition of Knoll House and the rebuilding on a 3-storey Supported Housing building. She noted that a report was due to be considered by the Adult Social Care & Public Health Committee  on the 8th June and if agreed recommendations would then be made to the Policy & Resources Committee for approval of the project.


6.2         The Board noted the proposal and referred to a previous project, Brookmead and sought assurances that the lessons learnt from that would be taken on board and payback on the cost difference would be accounted for.


6.3         The Head of Commissioning confirmed that officers were aware of the lessons learnt and noted that aspects of the project would become clearer as it progressed e.g. whether it would be a commissioned service or run in-house. He also stated that the council would have greater control over the contract that previously e.g. in relation to the design and build.


6.4         RESOLVED: That the Policy & Resource Committee be recommended to delegate authority to the Executive Director for Health & Adult Social Care to Procure and award contract(s) for the design and build services required to demolish and construct (new build) a 3 storey Supported Housing building at the Knoll House site.