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