Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services
The Sub Committee considered a Gateway 1-4 report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services concerning the Golden Lane Area Lighting and Accessibility project. The Chairman introduced the item and explained that Gateways 1-4 were presented together as condition surveys had been completed and the works could be tendered as one package. The Chairman also sought reassurance for the Sub Committee on value for money.
The Director of Community and Children’s Services advised that would be a procurement exercise, focussed on specifications, which would ensure value for money. The Director of Community and Children’s Services added that fittings would be agreed with the planners in advance, and that it would be ensured that they were in line with Listed Building regulations. The Sub Committee further noted that energy efficiency and cost savings were anticipated as a result of the project.
In response to a question from a Member about lighting issues at the Golden Lane Leisure Centre swimming pool, the Director of Community and Children’s Services noted the issue, but advised that this was estate lighting and would have to be dealt with elsewhere.
RESOLVED – That the Projects Sub Committee:
1. Agree that a budget of £15,000 is approved for internal staff costs to reach the next Gateway;
2. Note the project budget of £15,000 (excluding risk);
3. Note the total estimated cost of the project at £500,000 (excluding risk) and that release of funding is subject to the further approval of Resource Allocation Sub and Policy and Resources Committees; and
4. Agree that Option 2 (upgrade existing external lighting provision to energy-efficient modern fittings) is approved to proceed to procurement.