Decision details

Fire Safety Improvement Works and Asbestos Management

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


On 26 October 2018 a Cabinet Member Decision was approved authorising officers to award contracts in relation to works to carry out fire safety and asbestos management works to Cox House and Horton House in Fulham Reach Ward.

The work was to be carried out in two phases with the first phase estimated to cost £119,000 (£51,000 and £68,000 respectively) and the second phase estimated to cost £856,000 (£361,000 and £445,000 respectively plus £50,000 project management costs). The works for phase one were higher than the original budget with a contract value of £188,680. Approval is sought for this additional spend. Further, following the completion of the Phase 1 works it has become apparent that more work is required to both Cox and Horton House. This report sets out the extra work which is required and the increased costs associated with that.


That the Cabinet Member for Housing:


1.    Approve the increased scope of work at Cox and Horton Houses for both phase 1 and phase 2 works and increase of total spend across both phases of £1,921,036 resulting in an overall total spend for the works at Cox and Horton Houses of £2,946,036.

2.    Approve the revised contract values for the above works to £2,823,036 (phases 1 and 2) for Cablesheer and £123,000 (phase 2 only) for Baily Garner.

3.    Approves the contingency set out in Appendix 1 and authorises the Assistant Director, Property and Compliance, to take decisions on expenditure against the approved contingency sum.

Reasons for the decision:

These works are required as urgent fire protection measures.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable.

Publication date: 14/05/2020

Date of decision: 12/05/2020

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