Decision details

Huguenot House Review - Leciester Square

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet Member approval sought for professional appointment.


1.1.     That part B of the report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


1.2.     That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property, and Regeneration:


1.2.1.   Agreed to award and approve the execution of the two contracts;       To K2 Consultancy Limited for multi- disciplinary technical services for a contract sum of £2,763,531.75 over a period of 7 years.       To Allies and Morrison LLP for architectural services, for a contract sum of £2,199,610 over a period of 7 years.


1.2.2.   Approved the allocation and the drawdown of funds up to £1.8M to allow the appointment of the contracts listed above and development of the project to a preferred way forward.


1.2.3.   Considered and noted the previous consultation responses on the development proposals, as summarised within this paper.


1.2.4.   Approved that an additional round of stakeholder consultation is carried out, to include existing options, and at least one new additional option.


1.2.5.   Approved that the Director of Law has authority to finalise and seal the contracts referred to above.

Reason for decision


1.        The Multi-Disciplinary Technical Team (MDTT) and architect will further develop the development options through additional design, technical due- diligence, commercial analysis and professional advice. This will allow for a considered analysis of the preferred way forward for Huguenot House.


2.        The drawdown of funds is required to cover the initial phase of the MDTT and architectural appointment alongside legal, project management and consultation costs.


3.        Consideration of the previous stakeholder consultation is fundamental in formulating the preferred way forward. The options within the previous consultation are retained and therefore a summary of the responses is provided within the appendix to this paper.


4.        Given the proposal to advance the existing options alongside at least one additional proposal, it is required to carry out further stakeholder consultation on all options.


Publication date: 13/07/2020

Date of decision: 13/07/2020

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