The joint report by the Director of Regeneration & Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services seeks to give a progress report on the decisions and actions agreed in October 2019. Also to report back on the key strands of work associated with the decommissioning and deconstruction (demolition) feasibility of Leamington House and Horatia House. This also provides Cabinet with a summary of the findings from the deconstruction surveys, as carried out to date and to confirm the preferred way forward, which is now the basis of the tender process being undertaken by officers. The report contains updates on the tender processes and other critical path work being undertaken in line with previous cabinet decisions taken.
RECOMMENDED that Cabinet:
(1) Notes the proposed method, programme and budget cost of the deconstruction works and associated master planning exercise.
(2) Delegates authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services to run the procurement for the appropriate contractors to carry out the deconstruction work.
(3) Notes the further discussions with Homes England.