Decision details

Birkenhead Regeneration Framework

Decision Maker: Director of Economic and Housing Growth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

There is an urgent need to appoint an economic and design-led specialist team to produce a visionary and exemplary Birkenhead Regeneration Framework (BRF) and detailed Delivery Action Plans (DAPs) to guide the regeneration of the Central Birkenhead Area over the next 20 years. It will define and provide evidence for a critical element of the emerging Local Plan which is the brownfield first approach and specifically the regeneration of Birkenhead.

Decision:

That the Director for Economic and Housing Growth award a contract, via the Fusion 21 Framework, to Avison Young in the sum of £345,151 (excluding VAT) to undertake the preparation of the Birkenhead Regeneration Framework and associated Delivery Action Plans.

Alternative options considered:

1) Do Nothing: The Council takes no action and does not award the contract for the Birkenhead Regeneration Framework Study. This option would result in significant risks in terms of:

- potential loss of investment and grant funding to assist the regeneration of Birkenhead and the delivery of strategic mixed use developments;

- result in a lack of evidence to inform and justify the brownfield first approach in the emerging Local Plan

2) In house delivery: the Council does not have the capacity and range of skills and expertise required to undertake this multidisciplinary study.



Publication date: 08/10/2019

Date of decision: 08/10/2019

Date comes into force if not called in: 16/10/2019

Call-in deadline date: 15/10/2019

Current call-in Count: 0

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