Decision details

Newark Castle Electrical Upgrade and Fire Alarm Installation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Business Manager – Heritage, Culture & Visitors presented a report advising Members of health and safety works identified at Newark Castle and requesting that budget was allocated from the Change Management reserve to complete this work in-year.


In 2019, a health and safety review of Newark Castle was undertaken which included a refresh of the site’s fire risk assessment and assessment of the wiring and electrical systems. Following the review, EP Consultants were appointed and commenced work in January 2020 to design a fire alarm system, electrics and emergency lighting system as identified in the review. Work was put on hold due to the pandemic, however the works were now urgently required to ensure the Castle could deliver events during 2021.


AGREED      (unanimously) that a capital budget be created in 2020/21 for £85,000, financed from the Change Management and Management Carry Forwards Reserve for the required Newark Castle works.


Reason for Decision


To complete works urgently as identified in the health and safety risk review. 

Publication date: 29/03/2021

Date of decision: 26/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2020 - Policy & Finance Committee

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