Agenda item

Gateway 4 - Barbican Estate Redecoration Programme 2020-25

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

Minutes:

Members considered a Gateway 4 Issue report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the Barbican Estate Redecoration Programme 2020-25, noting that appendix 3 of the report was on the non-public side of the agenda. The following points were made.

 

·         The Director of Community and Children’s Services noted that there had been some concerns expressed by residents over the cost of the programme, but that officers had arrived at the costs using both compliant processes and a 60:40 split between cost and quality.

 

·         In response to a question, the Director of Community and Children’s Services noted that residents would receive a consistent service charge bill over time for the works, with a small percentage of overall cost waived given the redecoration was being applied to areas of the estate which were not residential.

 

·         In response to a question, the Director of Community and Children’s Services replied that the original estimate had been based on the cost of the previous programme, and therefore there was a lesson to be learned over how to arrive at a more accurate programme cost on future programmes.

 

RESOLVED, that Members,

 

·         Approve an additional budget of £563,252 to uplift the total estimated cost of the project to £3,938,252 (excluding risk);

 

·         Note the revised total project budget of £3,938,252 (excluding risk);

 

·         Note that a Gateway 5 – Authority to Start Work report will be submitted for Chief Officer approval as per the regular approval track upon conclusion of the post-tender Section 20 process.

 

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