Agenda item

Provision of Additional Fish Handling Facilities - Billingsgate Market

Report of the City Surveyor.


The Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor requesting approval of measures to increase delivery capacity at Billingsgate Market.  In presenting the report, Officers advised that a pedestrian was recently injured by a forklift truck making a delivery and the forklift driver had been suspended. Officers also highlighted that current fish handling facilities were not adequate to accommodate deliveries.


RESOLVED – That the Committee


1.    Agrees that £15,000 of the previously approved budget of £32,000 is released and supplemented by a further budget of £77,000 for consultancy fees to allow options analysis and works to be tendered;

2.    Approves a revised project budget of £92,000(excluding risk);

3.    Note the total estimated cost of the project at £1,411,000(excluding risk);

4.    Agree that a Costed Risk Provision of £5,000is approved (to be drawn down via delegation to Chief Officer).

5.    Agree that a further options evaluation report is prepared following stakeholder consultation and costing to recommend preferred options.

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