Decision details

OD/14/36 Design Services for the demolition of the former Ipswich Police Station

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


·         The Council is considering the options for the future of the former police station. It is expected that a final decision on the future of the building will be made by Executive in 2015.

·         One option is to demolish the building. In order to assess the viability and implications of this option to inform the future decision by Executive, the Council requires a consultant to specify the demolition works required for the former Ipswich Police Station and to separate it from the old Crown Court building which is leased to CSV Media

·         Following the Council’s procurement processes a competitive process has identified Ingleton Wood as submitting the most economically advantageous and compliant tender and as such the Council has awarded Ingleton Wood the contract

·         A further contract will be let in due course, following a new procurement exercise for the actual demolition of the former Ipswich Police Station

·         The property implication in respect of proceeding with the award of contract is that the existing Ipswich Police Station building will be separated from the old Crown Court building (including any shared services.) as the Crown Court building will remain. The old police station building will then be demolished

·         The legal implication is that Ingleton Wood will be appointed as the multi-discipline consultant under a bespoke IBC contract agreement

·         The financial implication is that Ingleton Wood’s bid is £24,150 (excl. VAT)

·         There are no Crime & Disorder, Equality, Social Value in Contracts, HR or immediate ICT implications involved in the award of the consultant to design the demolition works in connection with the exisiting police station building

·         Operations Manager Property Services, Building & Design Services Operations Manager, Legal, Procurement have been consulted regarding the demolition of the police station site.

Publication date: 21/11/2014

Date of decision: 16/10/2014

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