Report of the City Surveyor.
The Sub Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor regarding the provision of toilets and cloakroom facilities in the Guildhall West Wing. Members were advised that approval was sought for funding via the Gateway process (Light Route) and to reduce the scope of the original project, which in 2008 was estimated at £1,660,000.
The Town Clerk advised that Members of the Projects Sub Committee raised concerns about the excessive cost for the scope of the works proposed and suggested that standard lockers of sufficient size should be procured, perhaps with a smaller scale company to carry out the works. As a result, the City Surveyor would be producing a revised report including a reduction in costs to be approved by the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Projects Sub Committee.
In response to a Member’s question regarding the allocation of new lockers, the City Surveyor advised that a survey of locker use had been carried out the Town Clerk’s Department and usage had also been monitored via the access system.
RESOLVED – That, in light of the comments from Members of this and the Projects Sub Committee, authority be delegated to the Town Clerk, in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Corporate Asset Sub Committee, to consider a revised report of the City Surveyor.