Issue - decisions

Church Street Procurement Strategy

23/01/2023 - Church Street Procurement Strategy

1.         Recommendations

Recommendations for approval, that has been endorsed at the CGRB and CRG are:

a)    The Procurement Strategy and parameters outlined in the Procurement Strategy appended to this report,

b)    Proceed with the most suitable procurement route - Competitive Procedure with Negotiation

c)     The Commercial Structure, which is a Joint Venture Partnership. Also detailed in the Procurement Strategy.

2.         Reasons for Decision 


Church Street is a vibrant, complex area but despite proximity to the West End, it has issues of social and economic exclusion, which results in poorer health outcomes and lower than average rates of economic activity, than neighbouring areas. As such the Council has ambitious plans and is committed to significant investment to regenerate the area into a model of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

The masterplan embellishes the real character of Church Street and the importance of the local community in delivering transformational change, and four interconnected drivers have been established which are:

·       Health and wellbeing

·       Homes

·       Market and enterprise

·       Making connections