Decision details

Northern Roots: Visitor Centre, External Works & Bike Hub

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Brownridge and Jabbar declared an other registerable interest in this item, by virtue of their Council appointment to the Northern Roots Oldham Ltd board, left the room and took no part in the discussion and voting thereon.


Consideration was given to a report of the Executive Director, Place and Economic Growth which sought approval of the procurement approach for the next phase of the Northern Roots Visitor Centre and external works following completion of the stage 3 design.

It was reported that the proposals before Cabinet included, following successful procurement, a preconstruction services agreement would be awarded to the contactor submitting the most favourable bid, the extension of the existing appointment of JDDK Architects and sub-consultant team to complete Royal Institute of British Architects stage 4 design to provide construction and buildability advice to the eventual contactor during the preconstruction services agreement and the preferred contactor, Bike Track Limited as the Council’s preferred contractor for the specialist mountain bike and pump track. 


Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 – Agree the approach and progress the Northern Roots visitor Centre external works and Bike Hub projects including the appointment of the consultant team set out in the report.

Option 2 – Do not agree the proposal in the report and reprofile the allocated funds form the Town Deal allocations.


RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained in the report at Item 12 before making a decision.

Publication date: 22/11/2022

Date of decision: 14/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/11/2022

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