Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members considered a Gateway 3/4 Options Appraisal (Regular) report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding City of London and Gresham Almshouses, East Lodge and Communal Areas – Refurbishment Works.
The Chairman noted that circa £31,000 per housing unit seemed excessive but that he had been asssured by officers that the works involved were substantial. Moreover, the trustees of the almshouses were providing an additional layer of scrutiny to ensure value for money.
RESOLVED – That Members:
· Note total estimated programme cost of £1,600,600 which includes fees and staff costs of £56,600 for internal, external and common parts refurbishment works including East Lodge, at the City of London and Gresham Almshouses.
· Approve Option 2 - approval is given for the Director of Community and Children’s services to use in-house staff and Mooney Kelly quantity surveyors to develop the specification and carry out procurement of a works contractor to then proceed to Gateway 5, at an estimated cost of £37,300