The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to agree to:
1. The required works at Turner Contemporary Gallery and related activity, as detailed in the recommendations as set out within the decision report.
2. To delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure, in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to take necessary actions, including but not limited to entering into contracts required to deliver the works.
Reason for the decision: The value of the works exceed £1 million and therefore a key decision is required.
Kent County Council (KCC) constructed a purpose-built gallery which was handed over to the Turner Trust in 2011. Under the term of the lease between KCC and the Trust, KCC are obliged to repair and maintain certain elements of the building including the external rainscreen cladding.
In 2020, KCC was successful in obtaining Arts Council funding of £759,514 to allow improvements to the Gallery, in recognition of its success as a visitor attraction and to allow the Gallery to accommodate numbers in excess of original projections. The improvement works, together with the outstanding repairs were tendered and contracted to a local Kent building contractor and were completed in 2021. Whilst the building works were completed a number of works identified and are required now to be completed in line with the Council’s obligations.
These works are funded within the allowances of the Medium-Term Financial Plan.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: Margate;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2022
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Legal negotiations and settlements referred to within decision report - By virtue of paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
para 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information),
para 5 - Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.
Decision due: Not before 14th Apr 2022 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services
Lead director: Rebecca Spore
Department: Strategic & Corporate Services
Contact: James Sanderson, Head of Property Operations 03000 417606 Email: email@example.com.
The proposed decision was considered and endorsed by the Policy and Resources Cabinet Committee on 24 March 2022.