Decision details

Development Infills: Package B Main Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Regeneration and Renters, Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of the main construction costs for Adpar Street Car Park, Torridon House Car Park, Queens Park Court (comprising Package B) sites.



1.        Recommendations

The recommendation within this Cabinet Member Report is for the Cabinet Members to:


1.1      Approve the combined Full Business Case for Infills Programme:

     Package B.


1.2     Approve the contract awards appointing Geoffrey Osborne Limited to

     undertake the main construction works in respect of Adpar Street Car    

     Park, Torridon House Car Park, Queens Park Court Car Park.


1.3      Authorise Legal Services to negotiate the surrender of the existing substation lease at Queens Park Court and to grant a new lease to London Power Networks for a term of 99 years at an annual rent of £1.00.

1.4      Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Growth Planning and Housing to approve any legal, planning or financial documents, ancillary to or required to facilitate the recommendations of this report.

2.        Reasons for Decision 


2.1      As part of the WCC’s HRA Development Programme, WCC identified a number of smaller scale infill sites for development. This will enable the attainment of WCC’s strategic HRA Asset Strategy objectives of:


·       Increasing the supply of affordable housing; optimising value from its assets;

·       Increasing the quality of the HRA Portfolio; and

·       Ensuring the portfolio meets local housing need.


2.2      The Contract Award Report (Gate 3) has been presented to the   

           procurement Commercial Gateway Review Board (CGRB) and

           endorsement  has been obtained. Finance Capital Review Group (CRG)

           approval has been obtained  for the projects endorsing the     

           recommendation to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and 

           Housing to recommend to the Cabinet Member to award the 3 separate

           JCT Design & Build Contracts.


Publication date: 07/09/2022

Date of decision: 07/09/2022

Effective from: 15/09/2022

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