Decision details

Structural Engineer Appointment - Redevelopment of Marketfield Way Car Park & 18-44 High Street, Redhill

Decision Maker: Interim Head of Finance and Assets

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


On 26th February 2015 a report was taken to the Executive seeking approval to progress the construction of a mixed use development on the Marketfield Way site comprising a cinema A1,A2 and A3 retail, together with 93 residential flats and undercroft parking. The following relevant recommendations formed part of that report:
(i)That the development of the Marketfield Way site be progressed, subject to the strategy set out in this report and further key stage sign off by the Property Services Manager in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Finance and Property and Regeneration.
(ii)That the Property Services Manager be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Finance and Property and Regeneration, to:
(c)to procure necessary consultants to enable an application for planning permission for the scheme to be made, and the tendering of the project to suitable main construction contractors, subject to the Council’s and OJEU procurement requirements and key stage sign off set out in this report and the budget envelope set out in the Exempt report in Part 2 of this agenda.
Minute 94 of the February 2015 Executive meeting approved these recommendations.
MLM Consulting Limited were appointed as structural engineers to inform the development design.


I (being the Interim Head of Finance & Assets) authorise the Deed of Appointment between The Council and MLM Consulting Ltd to be entered into in accordance with the Executive decision on 26th February 2015.

Reasons for the decision:

Entering into the Deed of Appointment between the Council and consultant regulates the client & consultant appointment in respect of advise provided to the Council to inform the design of the new development.

Alternative options considered:

To not sign the agreement. This is not recommended as the Council will only have limited if any formal recourse in the event future problems arising from the advice provided and relied on.

Contact: Pat Main, Interim Head of Finance and Assets Email: Tel: 01737 276063.

Publication date: 11/02/2019

Date of decision: 11/02/2019