Report of the Director of the Built Environment
The Sub Committee considered a Gateway 3 report of the Director of the Built Environment on a project to provide new public spaces and improved environment in West Smithfield in line with the planned implementation of Culture Mile, the City Transportation Strategy, the opening of Crossrail stations in Farringdon and Farringdon East and the anticipated major increase number of visitors in the area. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and drew Members’ attention to the key points. The Sub Committee noted that the project would be funded from the On Street Parking Reserve (OSPR).
The Chairman commented that the proposals were part of a wider programme and represented a direction of travel, and that the next steps would be to engage with stakeholders. Several key risks had been identified and a detailed risk register was requested at the next stage of the project for the Sub Committee’s scrutiny. The Sub Committee noted that the project was not dependent on the Museum of London relocation project, as there were several factors driving the need to improve public realm in the area.
RESOLVED – That the Projects Sub Committee: