Decision details

Appointment of EWA Architects via the Construction Impact Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy & Enterprise (Leader - Councillor Sean Fielding)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The reason for this decision arises from the need to continue the appointment of EWA architects to enable them: to complete the design of the new heritage and arts centre (OMA) at the former library on Union Street; complete the accompanying off-site store at the Prince of Wales Industrial Estate; and cover costs incurred in the close down of the Oldham Coliseum project (OCT).


The Council appoints EWA via the Construction Impact Framework (CIF), to act as lead designer for the OMA and associated off-site store projects, with an allocated budget.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – Do nothing and wait until a direct appointment can be made by a new contractor.
Option 2 – Tender the OMA architectural services via OJEU.
Option 3 – Appoint EWA via the CIF Framework.

Alternative options considered:

Options 1

Publication date: 05/02/2019

Date of decision: 25/01/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

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