Decision details

Decision to Award a contract for the refurbishment of 14-20 Orange Street (incorporating 33/35 Whitcombe Street), London, WC2 7EF

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 has approved the contract award of a JCT IBC contract for refurbishment works at 14-20 Orange Street (incorporating 33/35 Whitcombe Street), London, WC2 7EF to Neilcott Construction Limited for £2,201,927.20.


Reasons for Decision


14-20 Orange Street is owned freehold although the interconnected lower ground and ground floor of 33/35 Whitcombe Street are held on a 999-year peppercorn lease from January 2001.  The property was acquired by WCC in January 2018 for £15,000,000.


The refurbishment works are required for two primary purposes: the need to address various compliance issues that are the responsibility of the landlord; and to improve the standard of finishes and tenant services which are dated and an impediment to future letting of the vacant space.


Publication date: 17/11/2022

Date of decision: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

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