Decision details

Temple Quarter Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to submit a bid, secure, draw down and spend project funding from WECA to progress priority project workstreams of the Temple Quarter Regeneration Programme, including strategic land acquisition.

Cabinet to also receive an update on Mead Street character area, communication and engagement strategy and Temple Island enabling works.

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Finance Governance and Performance, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to submit a bid, secure, draw down and spend up to £7.853m of WECA funding to progress priority projects, including the Southern Gateway and Northern Entrance projects and strategic land acquisitions in accordance with WECA approvals.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Finance Governance and Performance, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to submit bids for, and negotiate the acquisition of strategic sites and premises in Temple Quarter and St Philips Marsh in accordance with any WECA approved funding currently estimated at between £20-30m.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor-Finance Governance and Performance, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to accept and spend the grant secured from WECA of up to £32m including procuring and awarding all contracts (including any over £500k) required to undertake and complete the Temple Island enabling works.
  4. Noted and endorses the position regarding the proposed engagement in relation to the Draft Temple Quarter and St Philip’s Marsh Development Framework and the preparation of a Development Brief for Mead Street.
  5. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration to progress to commission a City-Wide Employment Land Strategy to support businesses impacted by regeneration in the City in accordance with procurement rules.
  6. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Mayor to implement proposals for detailed engagement and consultation for the Temple Quarter Development Framework as set out in the report.
  7. Noted the position regarding progress with agreeing the final schedule of Enabling Works at Temple Island and progress with implementation of these works.

 

Report author: Abigail Stratford

Publication date: 05/10/2021

Date of decision: 05/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 05/10/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/10/2021

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