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.
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.