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Marleyfield House Expansion

Meeting: 18/02/2020 - Cabinet (Item 146)

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As detailed in the recommendations.


Councillor Jones introduced the Marleyfield House Expansion report which outlined the current cost envelope for the project and the estimated cost for construction.


            The design of the expansion demonstrated an innovative approach to supporting individuals in residential settings.  The design was sympathetic to the topography of the site and allowed for increased usable outdoor space and accessibility to support the well-being of residents.  It allowed increased operational functionality, a link with the existing facilities, and supported improved facilities for permanent residents who may be living with memory loss and dementia.


            An initial cost analysis of the design, furniture and facilities in the building was estimated to be approximately £8.62M, with full details being outlined in the report.  This was an increase since being reported to Cabinet in April 2019, when the estimated cost was reported as £7.6M.  Reasons for the increase were also detailed in the report.


            The Chief Officer (Social Services) said this was an innovative and exciting project which would have a positive impact and benefit for both existing and new residents.  There would be extensive landscaping works to the external spaces that would facilitate movement across the home and an integration of the existing and new buildings.  He also provided details of the timescales.


            Councillor Roberts thanked everybody involved in the project which was a good example of the Council’s vision for taking care of vulnerable members of the public.  All other Members also welcomed the scheme which was a flagship programme for Flintshire.




(a)       That the current design for the extension including its affordability with the current estimated costs and funding envelope available be noted; and


(b)       That approval is given for the Council to enter into contract with the construction firm during March 2020, with delegated authority to the Chief Executive, Chief Officer (Social Services) and Chief Officer (Housing and Assets) to negotiate the final cost plan, within a 5% variation of current estimates detailed in the report.