Decision details

Award of construction contract for Workington Innovation Centre

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision


The Programme Director Workington submitted a report which sought members to consider and award the contract for the construction of the proposed Workington Innovation Centre located on part of the Central Car Park in the town centre, one of the five priority projects part of the Workington Town Deal.


On 1 March 2022 the Executive had approved in principle the business case for the Innovation Centre subject to further project development work being undertaken prior to the award of contracts for construction and management of the centre.


Members considered the proposals and asked questions around the size of the building, space for parking and future intentions for use and infrastructure to which the Programme Director provided a response.


Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor T Markley.


A vote was taken, the motion was unanimously agreed.


Alternative options considered


The alternative options were considered as set out in the report.


The reason for the decision


To consider the award of contract for the construction of the proposed Workington Innovation Centre.


The decision




That the recommendations as contained within the report be approved.


Report author: Programme Director for Workington & Chief Officer - Assets

Publication date: 16/03/2023

Date of decision: 15/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 28/03/2023

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