Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

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

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report relates to the proposed construction by the Council in partnership with South-Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), of a new Ambulance Resource Centre on the site of a former Property (now demolished) owned Freehold by the Council in High Wycombe under Title Nos BM357755 and BM357753. This development will replace the much smaller existing High Wycombe ambulance facility. The new facility would meet current and future operational needs.

Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the proposed construction by the Council, in partnership with South-Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), of a new Ambulance Resource Centre on the site of a former property (now demolished) owned Freehold by the Council in High Wycombe under Title Nos BM357755 and BM357753.  The development would replace the much smaller existing High Wycombe ambulance facility and would meet current and future operational needs.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That Cabinet recognised this project represented a good example of a Local Authority (Buckinghamshire Council) and a NHS Foundation Trust organisation (South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS)) working jointly together to better serve the Council’s resident population in providing a more modern and larger ambulance facility to replace the much smaller existing facility which would enable the Service to meet current and future operational needs.

 

(2)               That the addition of this scheme to the Capital Programme, to be funded via the prudential borrowing facility, which in turn is funded by Public Works Loan Board for a new Ambulance Station be agreed, with the facility to be let on a long lease to The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).

 

(3)               That the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, and the S151 Officer be authorised to appoint consultants and contractors within the agreed cost envelope set out in the Part 2 report (confidential) to progress and complete development of the site including seeking and obtaining planning permission.

 

(4)               That the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, and the Section 151 Officer, be authorised to finalise and agree the Heads of Terms together with any necessary amendments for a development agreement and Agreement for Lease and Lease in accordance with the emerging heads of terms set out in the confidential annex at part two of the Cabinet report; and subsequently, subject to meeting contract conditions, to exchange and complete the contracts.

 

(5)               That the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, and the Section 151 Officer, be authorised to prepare all necessary briefings and scopes of work, make and amend as required Planning Applications, undertake any Consultation and to tender for necessary consultants and a main contractor for the construction, design and delivery of this project and subsequently award the construction contracts, subject to those costs falling within the parameters set out in the financial envelope considered in the Part 2 confidential report.

 

(6)               That the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, and the Section 151 Officer, be authorised to enter into, administer and comply with the terms of any required non-disclosure agreement for the duration of this project while it remained in force.

 

(7)               That the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, and the Section 151 Officer, be authorised  to make arrangements for a Public Works Loan Board loan to finance the project.

Wards Affected: Abbey;

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None.

Contact: David Pearce, Contracts Manager - S&MP Email: David.Pearce@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

Report author: David Pearce

Publication date: 20/07/2021

Date of decision: 20/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 28/07/2021

Call-in deadline date: 27/07/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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