Issue details

Notice of General Exception - Regina Road demolition - Procurement strategy

Regina Road demolition - Procurement strategy for the demolition of tower 1 – nos. 1 to 87 (Phase 1a), and two adjacent blocks of maisonettes, nos. 89 to 99 and 101 to 123 Regina Road (Phase 1b).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,000,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: South Norwood;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/07/2024

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Regina Road project is a flagship development for the Council. We have secured substantial GLA affordable housing grant for the project which is bound by contractual milestones.

The Council’s intention is to award a demolition contract in September/October 2024. The procurement process for this contract includes going out to market to several contractors as well as providing bidders with enough time to prepare well considered bids. We also need to accommodate adequate time to review and evaluate bids ahead of entering the first comprehensive demolition contract the Council has ever awarded.

In order to make the September deadline, we are seeking General Exception to enable this comprehensive process to be carried out to ensure the council achieves VFM and also meets grant milestone requirements. This is considered to be a strategic procurement decision to facilitate contractual grant commitments.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Decision due: 18 Jul 2024 by Cabinet Member for Homes

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Homes

Lead director: Corporate Director of Housing

Department: Housing Directorate

Contact: Kelly Harris , Interim Regina Road Project Director Email: Kelly.harris@croydon.gov.uk Email: Kelly.harris@croydon.gov.uk.