Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet Member approval sought for award of demolition contract.
1. That Part B of this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended) in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
2.1 Approved the award of a contract for the demolition of Ebury Bridge Phase 1 to the preferred bidder over the period 1 October 2019 to 1 October 2021, with the option to extend (no commitment at this stage) for additional potential phases of demolition as follows as set out in section 5 of the report:
· Mercer and Pimlico (Phase 2 blocks with low levels of occupancy) - Additional year
· Remaining Phase 2 blocks - Additional 2 years
2.2 Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing to procure, award and execute a contract with a selected contractor in respect of the Meanwhile Use Works as set out in section 6 of this report.
2.3 Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing in consultation with the Executive Director of Finance and Resources to award and execute:
2.3.1the option to extend the Demolition Contract to Mercer and Pimlico as set out in section 5 of the report;
2.3.2the Pre-Construction Services Agreement for Phase 1 to a selected Contractor as set out in section 7 of the report; and
2.3.3the contracts for multi-disciplinary services for Phase 1 and Phase 2 as set out in Section 8 of the report with a selected consultant.
2.3.4Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing in consultation with the Executive Director of Finance and Resources to agree, enter into and execute any required Basic Asset Protection Agreements, or Asset Protection Agreements, as may be required, with Network Rail or other Body as set out in section 9 of the report.
Reasons for Decision
The Ebury Bridge Estate is one of the five priority estates identified in the Council’s Housing Renewal Strategy (2010) as needing significant improvement and investment. In line with the Council’s City for All objectives, the overarching objective of regenerating Ebury Bridge Estate is to create a comprehensive renewal that brings about physical, economic and sustainable change that creates additional homes and improves the lives of residents, businesses and visitors alike. Good progress has been made to date in enabling the scheme and the proposals in this report will maintain that momentum and commence delivery of the Council’s promises to the existing community.
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Date of decision: 09/09/2019
Effective from: 17/09/2019