Progress and spending in delivering Tottenham's Holcombe Market regeneration pledge

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Dear Haringey Borough Council,

As three years have now passed since Haringey Council promised to improve Holcombe Market please can you provide an update on this '12 in 2012' regeneration pledge.

When will the improvement work start? If not fixed, then is there a target date for it to begin? What is the estimated duration of the works?

Please can you provide a breakdown of the council expenditure so far in progressing the improvement of Holcombe Market?

Please provide details of the eventual estimated total spend on improving Holcombe Market?

Please provide details of any consultants or contractors employed by Haringey Council in progressing and delivering the improvement works?

Were these contracts publicly tendered for? If not, then please explain how they were awarded.

Please can you prove breakdown of the expenditure in improving Albert Place?

Who did the improvement works to Albert Place? What were the values of the contracts and were they publicly tendered for? Are the works finished?

For the works on Albert Place and Holcombe Market please provide details of the body funding the project.

Please provide information on what community groups and trader organisations have been consulted regarding the improvement work to both Albert Place and Holcombe Market?

Yours faithfully,

Simon Gabbidon

Dingomal Simon, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Gabbidon,

 

Freedom of Information Request / Environmental Information Regulations
Request:  Reference: LBH/4265615

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 30 April 2015.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act and we will send the response by 2 June 2015.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Simon Dingomal 

Feedback Review Officer

 

Haringey Council 

River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ

020 8489 1988

 

www.haringey.gov.uk

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Johnson Suzanne, Haringey Borough Council

Dear Mr Gabbidon,

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/4265615

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 30^th April 2015,
in which you asked for the following information:

 

1.       As three years have now passed since Haringey Council promised to
improve Holcombe Market please can you provide an update on this '12 in
2012' regeneration pledge.

 

2.       When will the improvement work start? If not fixed, then is there
a target date for it to begin? What is the estimated duration of the
works?

 

3.       Please can you provide a breakdown of the council expenditure so
far in progressing the improvement of Holcombe Market?

 

4.       Please provide details of the eventual estimated total spend on
improving Holcombe Market?

 

5.       Please provide details of any consultants or contractors employed
by Haringey Council in progressing and delivering the improvement works?

 

6.       Were these contracts publicly tendered for? If not, then please
explain how they were awarded.

 

7.       Please can you prove breakdown of the expenditure in improving
Albert Place?

 

8.       Who did the improvement works to Albert Place? What were the
values of the contracts and were they publicly tendered for? Are the works
finished?

 

9.       For the works on Albert Place and Holcombe Market please provide
details of the body funding the project.

 

10.   Please provide information on what community groups and trader
organisations have been consulted regarding the improvement work to both
Albert Place and Holcombe Market?

 

My response is as follows, numbered in accordance with the questions
listed above:

 

1.        When will the improvement work start? If not fixed, then is
there a target date for it to begin? What is the estimated duration of the
works?

 

A contractor needs to be appointed to carry out the works to Holcombe
Market, this is subject to a tender process to award the contract and the
tender is expected to be issued in early June.  Subject to the appointment
of a contractor in early August, the target date start date for the works
is August 2015. The estimated duration of the works is six months, with
completion in early 2016.

 

2.       Please can you provide a breakdown of the council expenditure so
far in progressing the improvement of Holcombe Market?

 

To date £51,389 has been spent on Holcombe Market. This is broken down as
follows:

 

-   £23,283 in architect’s fees to design the scheme (this figure also
includes mechanical, electrical, and structural engineer fees);

-   £6,365 for the Council’s Highways department to provide specialist
highways and drainage advice;

-   £6,172 for a specialist market retail advisor;

-   £1,800 in client design advisor fees;

-   £370 fee to an independent architect to review the scheme;

-   £7,068 on legal fees;

-   £6,331 has also been spent on surveys including asbestos surveys,
topographical surveys, geotechnical surveys, building surveys, and
drainage surveys.

 

3. Please provide details of the eventual estimated total spend on
improving Holcombe Market?

 

     The total budget for the project is £832,231. This estimated spend is
subject to the tender prices returned by the prospective contractors as
set out in the response to Question 1. The budget is comprised of £532,231
external funding from the Greater London Authority: Mayors Regeneration
Fund (Growth on the High Road programme), and £300,000 from the Council.

 

4.       Please provide details of any consultants or contractors employed
by Haringey Council in progressing and delivering the improvement works?

 

The principal consultants for the project comprise Adams and Sutherland as
Architect, Sweett Group as Quantity Surveyor, and Mace Group as project
manager. A number of specialist surveyors have been employed to perform
specific tasks, including party wall matters, and site investigations. The
names of these specialist surveying firms are as follows: Quarterbridge
(market and retail expertise); Robson Walsh (Party Wall Surveyor); Delver
Patman Redler (Right of Light Surveyor); 3D Reid and Curle la Tourelle
(Client Design Advisor).

 

5.       Were these contracts publicly tendered for? If not, then please
explain how they were awarded.

       The relevant contracts (those with values over £5000) principal
were either procured from the Council’s appointed consultant framework
(which was assembled via an EU compliant tendering exercise) or tendered
and awarded in accordance with relevant EU and Council procurement
guidelines.

 

6.       Please can you prove breakdown of the expenditure in improving
Albert Place?

 

The cost of the Albert Place works is £12,500 which includes repaving of
part of the street, painting of the wall and lamp columns, and materials
including signage and lamp column installations.

 

7.       Who did the improvement works to Albert Place? What were the
values of the contracts and were they publicly tendered for? Are the works
finished?

 

The Albert Place works were performed by the Council’s term contractor for
Highways work, Ringway Jacobs. The works value for this contract was
£12,500. The appointment of Ringway Jacobs as the Council’s term
contractor followed an EU compliant procurement exercise during which the
opportunity was publically advertised.

 

8.       For the works on Albert Place and Holcombe Market please provide
details of the body funding the project.

         

               Albert Place was funded by the Greater London Authority
using the Mayors Regeneration Fund (Growth on the High Road programme).
For Holcombe Market funding see the response to    Question 3.

 

9.       Please provide information on what community groups and trader
organisations have been consulted regarding the improvement work to both
Albert Place and Holcombe Market?

 

Both projects have involved consultation with the Bruce Grove Stakeholder
Group (comprised of residents and businesses in Bruce Grove) and the
Tottenham Traders Partnership.

 

If you have any further queries, or are unhappy with how we have dealt
with your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact the
Feedback and Information Team as below. (Please note you should do this
within two months of receiving this response.)   

 

Feedback and Information Team

River Park House

225 High Road

N22 8HQ

Telephone: 020 8489 1988

Email: [1][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzanne Johnson

Area Regeneration Manager (Tottenham Green, Bruce Grove & Seven Sisters)

Tottenham Regeneration Programme

 

Haringey Council | 639 Enterprise Centre | 639 High Road | London | N17
8AA

Tel: 0208 489 3203  [mobile number]

 

From: Dingomal Simon
Sent: 01 May 2015 14:15
To: '[FOI #266329 email]'
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Progress and spending in
delivering Tottenham's Holcombe Market regeneration pledge

 

Dear Mr Gabbidon,

 

Freedom of Information Request / Environmental Information Regulations
Request:  Reference: LBH/4265615

 

I acknowledge your request for information received on 30 April 2015.

 

This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act and we will send the response by 2 June 2015.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Simon Dingomal 

Feedback Review Officer

 

Haringey Council 

River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ

020 8489 1988

 

[2]www.haringey.gov.uk

twitter@haringeycouncil

facebook.com/haringeycouncil

 

 

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