Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. For a number of years there has been a recognition that the various MPS CT and Organised Crime related functions would benefit from improved co-location.
1.2. Shortly after taking office in 2016, the Mayor asked Lord Harris to review London’s state of readiness for a terrorist attack following a number of horrific events elsewhere in Europe. Lord Harris’ report published in 2016 made 127 recommendations.
1.3. Since then there have been a number of attacks and it has been acknowledged that whilst the Police and the security services responded well there are opportunities to improve this response.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The proposed approach is consistent with the MOPAC Police and Crime Plan, the Met’s One Met Model (OMM) and the proposed MPS Estates Transformation Strategy. It will enhance the MPS’s ability to Keep London Safe from the increasing terror threat, it will provide modern tools to the police to do their job, and enhance the estate through consolidation of property assets, targeting investments in critical infrastructure, maximising the value of surplus assets to invest back into capital projects, and reduce running costs.
2.2. The various strands of the business case for this proposal are covered in the attached MPS paper:
• The strategic case setting out the business needs, the case for change and the benefits it will deliver;
• The options considered for its delivery;
• The commercial aspects of the proposal;
• The costs of the proposal and how these will be funded, and
• The management approach to the implementation of the proposal.
2.3. Given the complexity of such a transaction due diligence and associated legal advice continues to be carried out. Any material issues highlighted by these processes up to the point of completing the transaction will result in a further consideration of the decision.
3. Financial Comments
3.1. The detail of the costs and funding of the proposal is set out in Part 2. The costs and funding has been included in the approved MOPAC budget 2018/19, and capital programme 2018/19-21/22.
4. Legal Comments
4.1. Detailed legal advice has been sought and provided confirming MOPAC has the legal authority to proceed with the transaction. Part 2 contains the detailed legal advice.
5. Equality Comments
5.1. There are no direct equality or diversity implications arising from this report.
6. Background/supporting papers
Appendix 1 – MPS Report