Agenda item

Harbour Square Redevelopment Project


The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to inform Members of a proposed application to the Department for Communities (DfC) regarding a redesign of Harbour Square including the installation of a new public artwork within this space.


                        The Director of Business and Culture in response to queries/comments advised Members that the Department had indicated support of the project to completion.  He further advised that in terms of timescale for progression of the project that it would take approximately 6 months to receive a Letter of Offer (LOO).  Following the receipt of the LOO a tender process to appoint a design team would have to take place to appoint a design team.  He assured Members that the Department were a willing partner and the timeframe was normal procedure.  He also clarified that there would be no impediment with the project due to devolved Government and Council had a solid procurement strategy in place to ensure that the legacy project was delivered to the citizens of DCSDC.


                        Councillor McCann availed of the opportunity to request that Council writes to Ms Helen Cammock to express congratulations and recognition of her recent achievement in being shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize 2019. 


                        The Committee


                                                Recommended       that Members approve the £10,000                                                      contribution to costs regarding the                                                      appointment of an Integrated                                                                Consultancy Team (ICT) tasked                                                                          with the delivery of the Harbour                                                                Square Redevelopment project as                                                                  part of the proposed funding                                                                 application to DfC.


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