Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
1. Introduction and background
1.1. In 2015 approval was given for the development of a modern warehousing facility at Crabtree Manorway. This paper updates the progress on the development and requests approval for further funding.
2. Issues for consideration
2.1. The development is an integral element of the wider estate transformation and supports the Police and Crime Plan objective of “invest(ing) in the tools they (officers) need to do their job” by investing and enhancing the retained estate and supporting operational need. In addition, the reduced running costs arising from the development support the objective of reducing the back office costs to a maximum of 15% of MPS total revenue spend by 2019/20.
2.2 The original estimated cost of the development was anticipated to be £26.7m. Following detailed ground and security surveys, and a review of the remaining economic life of racking systems, garage equipment and forensic freezers additional costs of £10m have been identified as necessary to meet environmental standards, address security threat assessments and deliver value for money.
3. Financial Comments
3.1 The additional cost of £10m can be met from within the existing capital programme. The development will deliver revenue savings of £1.4m
4. Legal Comments
4.1 Section 6 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (“the Act”) provides the MOPAC must secure the maintenance of the Metropolitan Police Service, and secure that the Metropolitan Police is efficient and effective.
4.2 In carrying out its functions, the MOPAC may, under paragraph 7, Schedule 3 of “the Act “do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the exercise of the functions of the Office”. This includes, entering into contracts and other agreements, in addition to acquiring and disposing of property (including land). The MOPAC has the power to dispose of surplus properties (including land) under paragraph 7 (2) (b) of Schedule 3 of the “the Act”.
5. Equality Comments
5.1 There are no direct equality implications arising from this decision.
6. Background/supporting papers
Appendix 1 – Development of Warehousing Facilities at Crabtree Manorway