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Guildhall Energy Efficiency Works

26/07/2017 - Guildhall Energy Efficiency Works

Matter for Decision

In December 2015, the Council appointed an external contractor

(Bouygues Group PLC) to identify energy efficiency projects within the Council’s buildings and estate. Following extensive investigations, Bouygues have identified a package of proposed measures to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions from the Guildhall and deliver ongoing financial savings for the Council.


The report outlined the proposed measures. The budget for these works was approved at Council on 23 February 2017 as part of the Budget Setting Report for 2017/18. As it was anticipated that the value of these capital works would exceed £300,000, delegated approval was sought for the Strategic Director to award a contract for the works up to the value agreed at Council.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources:

     i.        Gave delegated approval for the Strategic Director to award a contract for energy efficiency works, renewable energy works and associated roofing works at the Guildhall up to the value agreed in the Budget Setting Report at Council on 23 February 2017.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Asset Manager.


The Committee made the following comment in response to the report:

     i.        In welcoming the proposals commented that modernising systems should reduce the council’s carbon footprint.

    ii.        Asked if officers had a view on how these works could be impacted by future changes created by the Office Accommodation Strategy.


The Asset Manager said that the office accommodation work was ongoing but there was no indication that this would have a detrimental impact on the energy efficiency works.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendation.