Assistant Director, Barbican and Property Services to be heard.
The Assistant Director, Barbican and Property Services was heard in respect of the Middlesex Street garages project. Members noted that completion of the City of London Police project in the basement of the car park had now slipped from the beginning of February 2020 to the first week in April. Officers were been working with residents in respect of their necessary relocation and had found them very co-operative. The Assistant Director advised that the Memorandum of Understanding would be presented to the March meeting of the Sub Committee.
The next meeting of the Middlesex Street Development Working Group would involve a presentation from ‘Studio Weave’, who had been commissioned to research the best use of the ground floor car parking space, alongside the Petticoat Lane Markets. Members noted that the top floor had limited access and Montague Evans, who has also worked on the Islington Arts Factory, had been commissioned in respect of commercial advertising. The Director agreed to investigate a leak to the Podium, which had just come to his attention.
In concluding, the Chairman thanked the Assistant Director for this update and welcomed the opportunity this project provided to maximise a City Corporation asset. The Chairman and Members were keen for this project to progress within the next 15 months.