Decision details

GLL Leisure Contract Variation Proposal

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1.    Agree a 5-year extension to the Leisure Operating Contract and leases with Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) to 1st March 2035 which includes Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, Highgrove Pool and Queensmead Sports Centre.


2.    Agree to a contract variation to the Leisure Operator’s base trading account that will provide the Council with a revised management fee until 1st March 2035. 


3.    Delegates the authority to the Corporate Director of Place and the Corporate Director of Finance to finalise the contract extension and variation with the engagement of a specialist advisor.


4.    Agree, subject to a suitable financial proposal between the Council and Greenwich Leisure Ltd, the option to vary the contract and lease to include the planned new leisure centre in West Drayton delegating authority for any decision to the Leader of the Council and relevant Cabinet Members, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Finance and the Corporate Director of Place.


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Finance introduced the report, which Cabinet agreed, that sought to update contractual arrangements with the Council’s leisure operator and ensure the recovery of the management fee to the Council, following financial support given to GLL during the Covid-19 pandemic to keep the leisure centres operational.


Alternative options considered and rejected


The Council could have decided to bring leisure services back in-house, or continue with the existing contractual arrangements, which it deemed would not be economically viable.


Relevant Select Committee

Finance & Corporate Services

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023

Officer(s) to action

Nicky McDermott / Chris Mayo


Place / Resources


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 23/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 01/04/2023

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