Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) relating to the procurement of a provider to design and construct a modular building on the Cherry Tree Car Park.
(1) The Decision Taken
That the Cabinet, in accordance with the unanimous recommendation of the Cross Party Welwyn City Garden Town Centre Regeneration Board, delegated authority be given to the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services), in consultation with the Executive Member (Resources) and Cross Party Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Regeneration Board to award the Pre-Contract Services Agreement contract for (stage 1) following a mini-competition as described in section 3 of the exempt report.
(2) Reasons for the Decision
The Council had been awarded funding from Homes England to facilitate the construction of homes on the Welwyn Garden City North site. To enable this, car parking had to be reconfigured and consolidated across the site and part of this would involve the rebuilding of Hunters Bridge car park. A modular construction on part of the Cherry Tree car park would allow for two existing commercial tenants to be relocated in the short term and provide an opportunity for a re-purposed building on completion of works at Hunters Bridge.
The Regeneration Board was unanimously agreed that the procurement should be by means of a mini-competition using the London Housing corporation framework.
Report author: Andrew Harper, Ka Ng
Publication date: 13/03/2020
Date of decision: 10/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet