Decision details

Major Refurbishment of Walham Green Court

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks approval to let a contract to undertake major refurbishment works to Walham Green Court, SW6. The works comprise new FD30/FD60 front entrance doors, renewal of roof coverings to all blocks except 5-48, and external and internal communal fabric repairs and redecoration. Additional fire safety works such as compartmentation, emergency lighting and new signage are included across all blocks as required.



It is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Housing:


1.     Approve the appointment, subject to satisfactory conclusion of S20 consultation, of Breyer Group to undertake major refurbishment works to 5-48, 50-108,112-126, 49-95 and 97-110 Walham Green Court as identified in this report for a sum of £1,807,640.34.  The contract is expected to be awarded on the 4th November 2019 with a contract period of 22 weeks and is expected to start on site on the 6th  December 2019 with a site completion date of 8th June 2020.


2.     Approve the addition of a contingency sum of £250,000.00 to the overall budget, identified in 2.1.1. above.


3.     Note that the formal award of contract will not be made until completion of consultation with affected leaseholders under Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.


4.     Note that the budget transfer from separate safety scheme budgets, to these works (as safety works are now delivered through this contract), totalling £164,640 will be reported in the Q2 capital monitor.

Reasons for the decision:

These works need to be undertaken to maintain a satisfactory standard to the external fabric and communal parts of the buildings and to ensure homes are safe, warm and weathertight.

Alternative options considered:

This tendering exercise has been carried out following an analysis of procurement options which were considered in the Business case and Procurement Strategy report approved by the Leader of the Council on 20th September 2018.

Publication date: 30/09/2019

Date of decision: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 05/10/2019

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