Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services, which proposed a programme of works to replace all lifts in Shakespeare, Cromwell, and Lauderdale Towers on the Barbican Estate. Members noted that there are nine lifts in total, three serving each Tower.
The Assistant Director explained that this is a service chargeable item, with funding being sought to engage with residents ahead of the design work. Members noted that, when the matter was discussed at the RCC, the representative for Shakespeare Tower was invited to speak to officers, outside of the meeting, to share ideas and concerns about the works and interim lift performance. The report presented a strong argument for replacement rather than refurbishment but the entire lift car would not be removed. Members also noted that the works would enable the lift to be more efficient and reliable, offsetting future service costs.
RESOLVED, that :
1. A budget of £50,000 be approved to engage a specialist lift consultant to undertake liaison with internal and external stakeholders, to formulate a specification to tender and cover staff costs.
2.The project budget of £50,000 (excluding risk) be noted.
3.The total estimated cost of the project at £4,600,000(excluding risk) be noted.