Decision details

Proposals for Improving Barham Park Building Complex and Park

Decision Maker: Barham Park Trust Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To agree the proposals for the future of the building complex.  Also to sign off designs to improve the layout and landscape features and a ten year management plan for Barham Park.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

 

(i)      that the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA) be appointed as the preferred bidder for lots 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

(ii)     that the Assistant Director Property and Asset Management in consultation with the Assistant Director Neighbourhood Services be delegated authority to enter into appropriate lease arrangements with the preferred bidder.

 

(iii)    that a tenancy or tenancies be granted to Brent Council of the land shown edged red on Appendix 2 to the report at market rent on terms to be agreed for use in accordance with the charitable purpose of the trust for a period or periods of up to 25 years. The intention is that this space will then be utilised by the Council for the Children’s Centre and a sub-let to the Barham Park Veterans Club or such other future use as appropriate.

(iv)    that the finalisation of the terms of the tenancy or tenancies to be granted to the council be delegated to the Assistant Director of Property and Asset Management, in consultation with the Assistant Director for Neighbourhood Services, to act in the best interests of the Trust.

(v)     that a licence be granted to Brent Council to provide grounds maintenance from the depot at nil cost provided the service is for the sole benefit of Barham Park.

 

(vi)    that the lounge area (Lot 2) continues to be used for ad-hoc lettings in accordance with the recreational purposes of the Trust.

 

(vii)   that the letting rates for the ad-hoc lettings as set out in paragraph 3.27 of the report be approved.


(viii)  that officers enter into a Service Level Agreement between the Barham Park Trust and Brent Council to enable the day to day management of the Park and building (including lettings).


(ix)    that officers seek the requisite permissions from the Charity Commission to proceed with these lettings and officers advertise at the appropriate time the proposed disposal of public open space under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Charities Act 2011 and if  there are objections to refer the objections to the Charity Commission.

 

(x)     that the vision for the park at Barham Park as detailed in paragraph 3.35 of the report, the core elements required to improve the open space as detailed in paragraph 3.36 to 3.44 of the report and the final concept design for the park attached at Appendix 4 to the report be approved.

(xi)    that the long standing arrangements whereby the Grounds Maintenance Service for the park is provided by Brent Council be noted.

(xii)   that officers pursue options for a café on the site.

 

(xiii)  that the works and services as set out in paragraph 3.30, 3.31 and 4.3 of the report at an estimated cost of £227,100 (including VAT) to enable the letting of Barham Park Building be approved.

 

(xiv)  that the works and services as set out in paragraph 4.9 of the report at an estimated cost of £394,000 (including VAT) to improve park infrastructure for recreational purposes of the residents of Brent be         approved.

(xv)   that officers seek the necessary permissions from the Charity Commission to proceed with the capital expenditure.


(xvi)  that officers be delegated the authority to procure and let contracts in accordance with the Council’s relevant Contract Standing Orders and Financial Regulations for the building and park works and services as detailed in paragraphs 4.3 and 4.9 following receipt of the necessary     Charity Commission approvals.

 

(xvii) that officers be asked to publish and post the necessary public notices to comply with Section 123 2A the Local Government Act 1972 and the Charities Act 2011.

Wards Affected: Sudbury;

Contact: Jenny Isaac, Operational Director, Neighbourhood Services Email: jenny.isaac@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 5001.

Report author: Richard Barrett

Publication date: 14/02/2013

Date of decision: 13/02/2013

Decided at meeting: 13/02/2013 - Barham Park Trust Committee

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