Decision details

Parliamentary Ducting - Dartmouth Street & Victoria Street

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways

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

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Staff working for Parliament's Strategic Estates are due to occupy new offices in Dartmouth Street and Victoria Street in 2020. In order to provide power and communications resilience to those new offices, Parliament's Strategic Estates have requested that the City Council install new ducting and cables in the street under a Highways Act s278 agreement.

Decision:

1.        That the report and other background papers to the report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A, Paragraph 7, as amended, in that they contain information which “in all circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information’.

2.        That the Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways approved the design and implementation of the ducting infrastructure works shown on Plans attached in Appendix B to the report.

3.        That the Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways approved the gross expenditure of £4,000,000 to enable the completion of the detailed design and implementation of the ducting infrastructure works which will be fully funded by the Parliamentary Estates Directorate under the terms of a section 278 agreement.

4.        That the Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways approved the agreement pursuant to section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 with the Parliamentary Estates Directorate to secure the works and funding.

5.        That the Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways approved authority being delegated to the Executive Director of City Management and Communities to approve details of the secondary scheme in Little College Street and minor modifications to the scheme in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways.

 

 

1.        The proposed ducting infrastructure works in the public highway identified in this report will improve business continuity and connectivity between buildings operated by the Parliamentary Estates Directorate.

2.       The estimated cost of the proposals identified in this report is £4,000,000which includes, design costs, approvals, Westminster costs, risk and contingency etc. and will be fully funded by the Parliamentary Estates Directorate.

 

Publication date: 12/08/2020

Date of decision: 12/08/2020