Decision details

Review of Leisure Contract with Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet agreed in November for officers to review the operating model and come back with a further report that ensured, as far as possible, a more sustainable business model in light of COVID 19.


The review has highlighted the need to release Pentwyn Leisure Centre from the GLL contract and implement a new joint Cardiff Blues and community facility that modernises and reshapes the offer under an alternative management arrangement.






Appendices 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 of this report are not for publication as they contain exempt information of the description contained in paragraphs 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


RESOLVED: that  


i)          the Audit Wales report attached as Appendix 3 and the Council’s initial summary response set out in Appendix 4 be noted


ii)         Agreement in principle be given to the proposed variation to the GLL contract as set out in this report namely the removal of the Pentwyn Leisure Centre and the Maindy Velodrome from the contract and authority be delegated to the Director of Economic Development in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, the Legal Officer and the S151 Officer to:


a)    Complete the contract variation subject to the detailed legal due diligence set out in this report and consideration of the outcome of the Equality Impact Assessment;


b)    Enter into the proposed lease at Pentwyn Leisure Centre as set out  in this report, in line with the proposal attached at Confidential Appendix 5 and substantially in the form of the draft Heads of Terms attached as Confidential Appendix 6, and subject to: satisfactory conclusion of point a); detailed legal due diligence as set out in this report; detailed financial due diligence; and an independent valuation.


c)    Subject to a) and b) above, deal with all aspects of the procurement and implementation of the proposed improvements to the Pentwyn Leisure Centre subject to the financial envelope set out in Confidential Appendix 9 and in line with the scheme presented at Appendix 7 and the estimated costings presented at Confidential Appendix 8.


Publication date: 19/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effeithiol O: 31/03/2021

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