Cost to refurbish Market Hall in Whitehaven and other property costs

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Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with information on the costs for the refurbishment of the Market Hall in Whitehaven:

1. What was the total budget for the refurbishment of the Market Hall before work commenced?

2. Was the project manager a council worker and if they were what is or was their salary?

3. If they were not, how many individuals or agencies bid in for the work?

4. How was the project manager chosen and what were their qualifications?

5. What was the project manager's daily rate and how much were they paid between starting work with the Council and when they finished?

6. Between what dates was the project manager employed?

Please can you also provide me with information on other council property department matters:

1. Have any conflicts of interests been declared to the Council's Monitoring Officer in the last five years by individuals employed by the Council directly or on an interim basis who have responsibility for taking on and managing consultants? If so, when were these declarations made, by who and for what reason?

2. Have any investigations been carried out into the type of conflicts of interests described above and if so, when and what did they cover? Please provide a copy of any reports covering these matters.

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

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Clifford Walker, Copeland Borough Council

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Cliff Walker

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Business Support

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

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Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
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From: Doug Paulley <[6][FOI #435344 email]>
Sent: 02 October 2017 13:07
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cost to refurbish Market Hall in
Whitehaven and other property costs

 

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with information on the costs for the
refurbishment of the Market Hall in Whitehaven:

1. What was the total budget for the refurbishment of the Market Hall
before work commenced? 

2. Was the project manager a council worker and if they were what is or
was their salary?

3. If they were not, how many individuals or agencies bid in for the work?

4. How was the project manager chosen and what were their qualifications?

5. What was the project manager's daily rate and how much were they paid
between starting work with the Council and when they finished?

6. Between what dates was the project manager employed?

Please can you also provide me with information on other council property
department matters:

1. Have any conflicts of interests been declared to the Council's
Monitoring Officer in the last five years by individuals employed by the
Council directly or on an interim basis who have responsibility for taking
on and managing consultants? If so, when were these declarations made, by
who and for what reason?

2. Have any investigations been carried out into the type of conflicts of
interests described above and if so, when and what did they cover? Please
provide a copy of any reports covering these matters. 

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

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Dear Mr Paulley

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Cost to refurbish
Market Hall in Whitehaven and other property costs

 

I can advise that the information requested is as follows:

 

Please can you provide me with information on the costs for the
refurbishment of the Market Hall in Whitehaven:

1. What was the total budget for the refurbishment of the Market Hall
before work commenced? 

In 2014/15 the Council agreed a general refurbishment programme and an
accommodation strategy for all Council buildings.  The total budget
available for the whole programme in 2015/16 was £1.498m and included the
refurbishment of the Market Hall.

2. Was the project manager a council worker and if they were what is or
was their salary?

 

Property and Estates Manager, Salary Grade 11 (SCP 39 -43)

3. If they were not, how many individuals or agencies bid in for the work?

 

N/A

4. How was the project manager chosen and what were their qualifications?

 

See question 2 above.  The Property and Estates Manager has responsibility
for the refurbishment and maintenance of all Council Buildings.

5. What was the project manager's daily rate and how much were they paid
between starting work with the Council and when they finished?

 

See question 2.

6. Between what dates was the project manager employed?

 

The role of Property and Estates Manager is part of the permanent
establishment of the Council.

Please can you also provide me with information on other council property
department matters:

1. Have any conflicts of interests been declared to the Council's
Monitoring Officer in the last five years by individuals employed by the
Council directly or on an interim basis who have responsibility for taking
on and managing consultants? If so, when were these declarations made, by
who and for what reason?

 

No

2. Have any investigations been carried out into the type of conflicts of
interests described above and if so, when and what did they cover? Please
provide a copy of any reports covering these matters.

 

No

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Cliff Walker

Information Management Officer

Business Support

Copeland Borough Council

 

Tel: 01946 59 8529

Email: [2][email address]

 

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street,
Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.
[3]www.copeland.gov.uk, [4][Copeland Borough Council request email]

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Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland

 

 

 

 

 

From: Doug Paulley <[6][FOI #435344 email]>
Sent: 02 October 2017 13:07
To: Info
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Cost to refurbish Market Hall in
Whitehaven and other property costs

 

Dear Copeland Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with information on the costs for the
refurbishment of the Market Hall in Whitehaven:

1. What was the total budget for the refurbishment of the Market Hall
before work commenced? 

2. Was the project manager a council worker and if they were what is or
was their salary?

3. If they were not, how many individuals or agencies bid in for the work?

4. How was the project manager chosen and what were their qualifications?

5. What was the project manager's daily rate and how much were they paid
between starting work with the Council and when they finished?

6. Between what dates was the project manager employed?

Please can you also provide me with information on other council property
department matters:

1. Have any conflicts of interests been declared to the Council's
Monitoring Officer in the last five years by individuals employed by the
Council directly or on an interim basis who have responsibility for taking
on and managing consultants? If so, when were these declarations made, by
who and for what reason?

2. Have any investigations been carried out into the type of conflicts of
interests described above and if so, when and what did they cover? Please
provide a copy of any reports covering these matters. 

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

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Alan Dixon left an annotation ()

A friend of mine worked on the market Hall and has told me it was not project managed by the Property and Estates Manager who he knows. It was managed by a consultant so why have council not declared this?

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