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Barton House Structural Review

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The cabinet report of (date) sets out the approval for spend to manage the evacuation of Barton House resident’s emergency evacuation. The report noted an urgent key decision taken by the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration on the 12th January to authorise spend of up to £2.7m in addition to the £2.6m authorised in previous Urgent Officer Key decision for Barton House evacuation giving a total spend of £5.3m to support the temporary accommodation needs of Barton House residents, including the extension of the Holiday Inn contract and for remedial works to Barton House to enable residents to return.
This decision will secure the Strategic Partnerships (Arcadis) professional services required to investigate, manage and report on the Barton House Structural Review. Barton House is an 18 storey, residential tower block over 70 years old, which is subject to the new HSE safety case requirements for High-Risk Buildings. The strategic Partners (Arcadis) will provide a Structural Review on the flats selected for structural investigations, in terms of ascertaining relevant information and create final reports with the findings of the investigations.


Approval to award a contract to Arcadis for the provision of professional services in relation to the Barton House Structural Review.

Alternative options considered:

To return to the market either through the open market or consultant frameworks and re procure – not needed as we have already procured a strategic partner.

Publication date: 03/04/2024

Date of decision: 03/04/2024