Decision details

Better Places for Work (BP4W) - West Cumbria Asset Strategy Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the strategy for BP4W in West Cumbria, to note the outcome of the site master planning, to note the concept design brief and approve the commencement of the procurement of a Design and Build contractor.

 

Decisions:

Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services in relation to the implementation of the  Better Places for Work (BP4W) programme for West Cumbria.  

 

The purpose of this report was to advise Cabinet of further analysis and seek approval to progress the project to the next stage, procurement of a suitable Design and Build contractor for a new West Cumbria office.

 

Following some discussion the Leader proposed an amended recommendation at 3.3 which was agreed as at (3) below.

 

RESOLVED,that

 

                  (1)    bringing together staff currently split between Whitehaven and Workington into a new office for West Cumbria at Workington Goods Yard be approved;

 

(2)            the provision of a customer contact point for Copeland service users in the Daniel Hay Library, Lowther Street, Whitehaven be approved;

 

(3)            authority to proceed to the procurement stage which involves the commencement of a two phase procurement exercise to identify a suitable Design and Build contractor to deliver the West Cumbria office be delegated to the Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services in consultation with the Leader, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property, subject to the satisfactory clarification of the financial business case;

 

(4)            a recommendation to Council for inclusion of £6.6m capital scheme into the Capital Programme for the new office be approved.

 

                  Note: At the conclusion of this item Mr Southward left the meeting having declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in the remaining item of business.

Report author: Sean Reed

Publication date: 21/06/2015

Date of decision: 04/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/06/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/06/2015

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