Decision details

Guildford Spectrum refurbishment surveys

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree funding of condition and other necessary surveys.




(1)   That the spending of £300,000 from the carry forward reserve to enable the collection of comprehensive survey data on the existing venue, be approved.


(2)   That the procurement of a range of surveys from suitably qualified specialists, as detailed in paragraph 3.9 (a) to (h) inclusive of the report submitted to the Executive, be approved.


(3)   That the appointment of two fixed-term part-time positions to facilitate this stage of the project, be approved.



This proposed collection of survey data is much more comprehensive than any survey process previously undertaken in respect of the venue. This will allow councillors to make an informed decision about the remaining lifespan of the existing facility and whether that lifespan can be effectively extended, and if so, for how long, within acceptable economic parameters. Any decision to refurbish such an important venue for the community must be made on the best available information as the investment to significantly extend the life of venue is likely to be substantial.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the lead or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Jonathan Sewell

Publication date: 21/04/2021

Date of decision: 20/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/04/2021 - Executive

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