Issue - decisions

Seymour Leisure Centre

01/03/2024 - Seymour Leisure Centre

Summary of Decision

The Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform has approved:

1.     The contract award of the stage 2 contract for the refurbishment works at Seymour Leisure Centre to Wilmott Dixon Construction Ltd for a contract sum of £36,563,000 as set out in the FBC supporting the delivery of a multi-use community facility. 


2.     The revised project budget of £42.5million inclusive of fees and furniture, fixtures and equipment


3.     Contract variations to the following professional services contracts:

o   Architect

o   Project Manager

o   Services Engineer

o   Pre Construction Services Agreement (PCSA)


Reasons for Decision 

Renovation of the Seymour Leisure Centre has been considered for a number of years.  The current building is inefficient, and the environmental performance is suboptimal.

The council has committed to the relocation of Marylebone Library from its current leasehold base to a permanent new home within the Seymour Leisure Centre.  The creation of a new Seymour Leisure Centre provides further opportunity for combining other council services into a single council space and will be a flagship project to benefit the Council’s local community.

In order to progress the project now it is necessary to enter into contract with the Council preferred construction contractor.

The Council has already appointed an experienced design and consultancy team to progress the design of the refurbishment works.  The FBC has been prepared to give assurance over the viability of the proposals.

The council is satisfied that the redevelopment of Seymour Leisure Centre will enable its commitments to the Fairer Westminster strategy to be achieved.  This has been designed to ensure the Council to build a more inclusive city that celebrates its diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.