Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Decision
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This paper proposes a significant financial investment by the council in its role as place-shaper for our district, to move forward with the Lichfield City Centre Masterplan 2020 to regenerate the site known as ‘Birmingham Road’, adjacent to the district council house in the centre of Lichfield and enhance what is already a strong and vibrant city.
It seeks Cabinet Member support to run a procurement process for the Birmingham Road multi-storey car park demolition and associated landscaping works (with an option to include retail units associated with Birmingham Road Site cinema development in the demolition works).
The Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks & Major Projects approved the open tender procurement process to appoint a demolition and landscaping contractor to carry out the demolition and associated works. The works will include the demolition of the Birmingham Road multi-storey car park and landscaping works, with the option to include the demolition of retail units associated with the Birmingham Road Site cinema development.
The final contract award is entirely subject to the Joint Venture agreements and planning approvals being in place for the adjacent cinema development and demolition of the retail units. This will be clearly defined in the invitation to tender documents.
Once a preferred contractor has been identified, a Cabinet Member key decision report will be required to approve and award the contract.
A Cabinet Decision on 27 June 2023 and a Council decision on 11 July 2023 approved that Cabinet Delegates Authority to the Leader and Chief Executive in consultation with the Monitoring Officer and the Section 151 Officer to complete all contracts and demolition related to enabling works on the Birmingham Road Site subject to the financial implications being within Approved Budget.
Publication date: 07/09/2023
Date of decision: 07/09/2023
Effective from: 15/09/2023