Estates – Great Scotland Yard Refurbishment

Reference code: 
PCD 382
Date signed: 
14 May 2018
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper seeks approval for the refurbishment of Great Scotland Yard involving the full replacement of the mechanical and electrical plant and internal refurbishment.  The estimated cost of the works is £1.85m which is funded from within the existing approved capital programme. 


The DMPC is recommended to approve;
1.    The works at Great Scotland Yard from the existing budget, which is part of the approved capital budget at the sum of £1.851million inclusive of all fees and staff costs. 
2.    Property Services Department (PSD) to tender the project for conceptual design, detailed design and construction via the compliant frameworks in place for this type of construction work.
3.    The commencement of the conceptual and detailed design phases to design the project, followed by works on site to deliver the project.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    In order to support police officers in their work, and to provide a modern working environment for the public and staff investment is required in the estate that is to be retained.  

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1     The Great Scotland Yard site is the central strategic base for the Mounted Branch. It is ideally placed to service the central London events and operations, and provides the capability for operational tactics at public order events, football and ceremonial duties. 
2.2     The mechanical and electrical plant is life-expired and requires replacement in order that the site can remain operational.  The fabric of the building also requires repair and replacement to ensure a safe operating environment.
2.3    Where necessary, reciprocal arrangements with the Royal Mews and Royal Household Cavalry are in place to provide for alternative stabling of the horses during the refurbishment. 
2.4     The professional services and building works will be procured via the previously approved Construction Professional Services and Minor and Intermediate Building Works Frameworks. 

3.    Financial Comments

3.1    The cost of the investment is estimated at £1.85m.  This will be funded from within the existing approved capital programme. There are no revenue implications. 

4.    Legal Comments

4.1    There are no reported legal implications arising from this report.  

5.    Equality Comments

5.1    There are no equality or diversity implications arising from this report.

6.    Background/supporting papers

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