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Agenda Item No. 5

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE RESOURCES): 24 JUNE 2014

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 24 MARCH 2014

 

C2251          SPACE PROJECT – PROGRESS REPORT (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –

 

Members were provided with an update on the progress of the Council's Space Project.

 

Cabinet had previously endorsed phase one of the Space Project on 25 February 2013, to relocate approximately 94 Children & Young People Services staff and associated facilities from Haydock House to the Docks Office and in so doing, vacate and dispose of Haydock House.

 

The remaining moves to be undertaken under phase one of the project were dependent on the completion of building works. Moves of staff within the Docks were currently planned to be completed in March, with Children & Young People Services move to take place in late March/early April prior to the Haydock House sale completion.

 

Costs were originally estimated at £353,898 for phase one of the Space Project, as reported and approved by Cabinet in February 2013. A sum of £362,000 was originally set aside as part of the 2013/14 capital programme.

 

Cabinet on 10th February 2014 approved the merging of the Dock Office mechanical and electrical works and ground floor toilet and kitchen refurbishment scheme totalling £58k into the Space Project scheme, to allow for ease of delivery. The revised 2013/14 approved budget now stood at £420,000.

 

In February 2013, Cabinet approved for the Space project team to investigate the vacation and end of lease for Provincial House to generate savings, as part of phase two of the project.

 

The report outlined that further investigation would be undertaken as phase one of the Space Project came to a close in April 2014. This would look into the potential relocation of staff and facilities from Provincial House. Alternative locations for the Open Learning Centre currently based on the ground floor of the building are already being considered.

A further report would be presented to Cabinet on phase two of the Space Project in due course.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T the contents of the report and progress to date be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T the report be referred to Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) for information.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To ensure that Members were kept informed of progress of the Space Project.

 

(2)       For scrutiny to be kept informed of progress of the project.

 

 

Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 24 MARCH 2014