Issue - decisions

Direct Award of Structural Survey Services – High-Rise Blocks

14/03/2024 - Direct Award of Structural Survey Services – High-Rise Blocks

Summary of Decision

The Cabinet Member for Housing Services has approved:

1.     The direct award for Structural Survey Services to Ridge and Partners LLP.

2.     The estimated cost for Stages 1 & 2 - £370,35 (including VAT), of which the cost to Council will be £219,851, including £19,026 unrecoverable leaseholder costs (including VAT) and the cost to leaseholders will be £150,500

3.     That works can proceed without leaseholder consultation, limiting leaseholder contribution to £250 per leasehold property.

 

Reasons for Decision

The Council is required to conduct structural surveys to higher risk, high-rise buildings within Westminster’s Housing portfolio in line with the Building Safety Act 2022.

 

This paper requests approval of a direct award to Ridge and Partners LLP to carry out those surveys, as well as estimated costs and that works can proceed without leaseholder consultation.