Authority to Award Watling Gardens Design and Build Contract
Award of Contract for Watling Gardens following additional tenure changes to ensure viability of the development. (NB: This decision was originally listed to be taken by the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing).
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Cricklewood & Mapesbury;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/04/2022
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
Waiver of Call-in to enable the final decision on this item to take immediate effect. Reasons for urgency - The current bidders are holding the tender price until 2nd July after which LBB will need to go back out to the market and retender. The current information/advice from the Council’s consultants is that if this were to happen the Council would be looking at increased costs over the next 12 months of between 8 – 12% with further increases in 2023. The risks in not seeking to take this to approval stage in advance of the above date are that Brent would need to re tender and face increased construction costs; the time required to procure new tenders would mean the Council would miss the deadline for Start on Site and therefore risk loss of GLA grant as the funding is approved within this financial year & inability to carry out the development and risk the loss of 125 affordable homes.
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Decision due: 20 Jun 2022 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness & Renters Security
Lead director: Strategic Director - Community Well-being
Department: Community Wellbeing
Contact: Patricia Gillis, Head of Affordable Housing and Partnerships Email: Patricia.Gillis@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2096.
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