Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an update following the acquisition of three properties at Gordon Road and Arundel Drive. This to include the proposed use of the properties and, in the case of 92 Gordon Road, to also seek approval for the costs and the process for contractor appointment to undertake works at the property.
The report provides the Executive with an update following the 07 June 2021 Executive decision relating to town centre property acquisitions. The report confirms the successful purchase of the properties and advises on the intended use of those properties.
Effectively it is split as two projects: (1) for the works and use of 92 Gordon Road; and (2) for the works and use of both 1 and 1A Arundel Drive.
In the case of 92 Gordon Road, more information is provided on the works required and Executive approval is sought for the costs of these works and to provide delegated approval for the process of lead contractor appointment. This will enable the home to be used for emergency accommodation in a timely manner.
Further details on the costs are provided in the confidential Appendix A to the report.
RESOLVED that the Executive:
(a) notes the updates relating to the acquisition of properties at Gordon Road and Arundel Drive, including the intended use and works to those properties. Also noting the potential for officers to seek some Homes England grant funding;
(b) agrees the funding mechanism and costs associated with the works required at 92 Gordon Road; and
(c) agrees that an appropriate lead contractor be appointed for the works at 92 Gordon Road. This appointment to be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, following consultation with the Executive Member for Housing.
Report author: Robyn Lyons
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Date of decision: 10/01/2022
Decided at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 22/01/2022