Estate Transformation Programme

Reference code: 
PCD 191
Date signed: 
24 April 2017
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

The Estate Transformation Programme has the goal of supporting the aims of the Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 by investing in the estate to enable the MPS to develop new and improved ways of working. This will allow new mobile technology to be incorporated and create a modern environment for staff and the public.

To develop the estate plan, further feasibility and concept planning needs to be undertaken to ensure any investment provides value for money and is the best use of resources.
 

Recommendation

The DMPC is asked to;
1.    Approve the commission of feasibility and concept design studies, with a funding requirement of £4.6m to inform the Outline Business Case for the wider estate. 
2.    Approve the detailed design study for the refurbishment of Charing Cross and Belgravia with a funding requirement of £3.2m, to inform the Full Business Case.
3.    Note that an initial assessment has been made as to the quality of the estate and the need for improvement at core local sites in order to support the objective of the Police and Crime Plan 2017-21.
 

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

1.    Introduction and background

1.1     To enable the MPS to develop the estate strategy, feasibility and concept design studies will need to be carried out. The MPS has identified 25 buildings that have been confirmed as being core to operational policing. The studies will provide information on the condition of buildings and highlight the required work to bring the buildings into a good state of repair and meet the MPS’s policy on smarter working. 
 
1.2    The detailed design work for Charing Cross and Belgravia Police Stations will help to more accurately define the design benefits and the potential cost of this investment.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The commissioning of the feasibility and concept design studies are required to provide the minimum information needed to develop the Outline and Full Business Cases for the estate strategy.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The capital funding of the £7.8m is provided for in the 2017/18 capital plan.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    In carrying out its functions, the MOPAC may, under paragraph 7, Schedule 3 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“the Act”) “do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the exercise of the functions of the Office”. This includes, entering into contracts and other agreements, in addition to acquiring and disposing of property (including land). The MOPAC has the power to dispose of surplus properties (including land) under paragraph 7 (2) (b) of Schedule 3 of the “the Act”.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    Future investment in the core estate will ensure full compliance with the Equalities Act 2010 with regards to the provision of accommodation. Facilities for staff working in all buildings will be enhanced over time as investment is focused on those assets core to operations.

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Report.


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