Decision details

Appointment of Lead Architect & Design Team for Former Queensmill School, Mund Street, W14 9LY

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This decision is to appoint a Design Team for the redevelopment of Mund Street. In particular, the decision seeks to appoint a Lead Designer and Architect along with specialist technical sub-consultants to allow for the completion of LBHF Development Gateway 2 (planning) and LBHF Development Gateway 3 (procurement).


That Strategic Director for the Economy:


1.         Approves that Appendices 1 & 2 are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


2.         Approves the appointment of Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands as the Lead Architect and head of the Design Team for the Mund Street Project to provide design services outlined in the ITQ for the value of £1,070,332. The contract will be for Stage 2 (Planning) and 3 (Procurement) of the Council’s Development Gateway process, and RIBA stages 2 – 4a . The contract will commence on or around the middle of February 2022 with an indicative duration of 22 months, subject to the successful determination of an acceptable planning permission and the completed preparation of main contractor tender documents.



Reasons for the decision:

The appointment of the Lead Architect and Design Team will enable the Council to design proposals for a viable and deliverable planning application enabling the final business case for the project to be determined.


The fees are within the budgeted value for the Lead Architect and Design Team for Stages 2 (Planning) and 3 (Procurement) of the Council’s Development Gateway process (RIBA Stages 2 to 4A).


Alternative options considered:

As described in the report.


Publication date: 21/02/2022

Date of decision: 18/02/2022

Effective from: 24/02/2022

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