Decision details

Purchase of 83 Wembley Park Drive for rough sleepers accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet to delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in conjunction with the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing, to agree the terms of the acquisition and enter into contract for the purchase.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

(1)      To approve the purchase of the freehold of 83 Wembley Park Drive, London HA9 8HE with vacant possession to meet the needs of people who have been sleeping rough and rehoused through the Government’s rough sleeping move-on initiatives.

 

(2)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Community Well Being, to agree the terms of the purchase and acquire the property subject to financial and legal due diligence, vacant possession and to contract.

 

(3)     To note that completion of the property needs to take place by March 2021 in order to secure the funding arrangements and an extension was not guaranteed.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: Preston;

Contact: Denish Patel, Property and Projects Email: denish.patel@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2529.

Report author: Denish Patel

Publication date: 08/03/2021

Date of decision: 08/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/03/2021

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