Decision details

Guildford Lido Drainage and Modernisation Project

Decision Maker: Joint Chief Executive, Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To authorise a supplementary capital estimate of £600,000 towards the overall cost of the Lido drainage works capital scheme, to enable the Council to enter into a contract to deliver the scheme.



That a virement of £600,000 from the capital contingency fund for the Lido Drainage and Modernisation Project be approved to enable the project to start on time and hopefully be completed during the winter period to ensure the minimum disruption to the potential customers of the venue.


The Lido cannot operate without satisfactory drainage, it is recognised that replacement of the failed below ground drainage is not practicable without the corresponding demolition of the changing facilities and breaking out of the existing concrete floor slab that sit directly above.  The external changing facilities are beyond their economical and useful life expectancy. The existing facilities fall short of expected modern standards, which can be addressed as part of the process.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:


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




Report author: Jonathan Sewell

Publication date: 26/08/2022

Date of decision: 25/08/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/08/2022 - Executive

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