Decision details

Huguenot House Delivery Route

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Summary of Decision


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform has:

1.              Approved the Outline Business Case for the redevelopment of Huguenot House by means of a partnership delivery model via a development agreement with headlease;

2.              Approved any additional legal agreements to facilitate the recommendations; and

3.              Noted the procurement strategy – competitive procedure with negotiation to support preparation of the Final Business Case


Reasons for Decision

The outline business case has been prepared to give assurance over the viability of the proposals. The Council is satisfied that the redevelopment of Huguenot House may enable Westminster City Council to meet its commitments to the Fairer Westminster strategy. This has been designed to ensure that we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.


A process of resident and stakeholder consultation determined redevelopment as the optimum solution when considering possible interventions whereby to do nothing would:

·         realise no change or improvement from the existing provision

·         not improve the income into the Council to support services

·         not have the full support of resident and local stakeholders

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 05/10/2023

Effective from: 13/10/2023

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