Decision details

External and Communal Refurbishment of Burne Jones House and The Grange

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 1-95 Burne Jones House, North End Road W14 and 1-36 The Grange, Lisgar Terrace W14. For Burne Jones House the works comprise new windows and FD30 front entrance doors, roof repairs, and external and communal repairs and redecoration. The works also include the enclosure of existing stairwells and provision of a new door entry system. Proposed works to The Grange include new roof covering, new FD60 front entrance doors external and communal repairs and redecoration. Additional fire safety works such as compartmentation, emergency lighting and new signage are included across both 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 1-95 Burne Jones House and 1-36 the Grange as identified in this report for a sum of £2,465,733.36.  The contract is expected to be awarded on the 21st October 2019 with a contract period of 37 weeks and is expected to start on site on the 2nd December 2019 with a site completion date of 10th August 2020.


2.     Approve the addition of a contingency sum of £125,000.00 to the overall budget, identified in 2.1.1. above.


3.     To 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.     To note that the budget transfer from separate safety scheme budgets, now delivered through this contract, totalling £201,733 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: 30/09/2019

Effective from: 05/10/2019

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