Decision details

Instruct the enabling works for Phase 1 of Our Cultural Heart (OCH)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The enabling works are necessary to prepare the site for the carrying out of the main contract works and achieve the Phase 1 completion date of Q4 2025. The enabling works were anticipated and included in the OCH Cabinet Report that was considered and approved by Cabinet on the 21st December 2023.


To instruct the Phase 1 enabling works to ensure timely progress on Phase 1 of the development.


The enabling works form part of the £6.180m Pre-Construction Services Agreement(PCSA) budget. This budget covers the period up to starting the main construction works on site.


At the time of the Cabinet report the enabling works were budgeted at £1.105m. The scope of the works now includes additional items and the value that will be instructed is £1.281m. However, the original PCSA budget of £6.180m will be maintained with the difference of £176k being funded from reallocation of monies from within the PCSA budget.


The works will be carried out between the 11thMarch and the 10thJune 2024. The main construction works are then programmed to commence on the 10thJune subject to agreement on the contract sum, all as set out in the Cabinet report

Publication date: 15/02/2024

Date of decision: 01/02/2024

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