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Request to approve a waiver for the completion of the Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Design Manual and completion of designs for the public realm to RIBA Stage 5-7 and appoint Muf Architecture/Art LLP.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regeneration and Economic Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

That the Assistant Director for Regeneration approves the award and waiver, in accordance with CSO 9.07.1(c) and CSO 10.01, to Muf Architecture Art/LLP of a contract for the completion of the Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Design Manual and public realm interventions, for the fixed maximum value of £20,000.00

Reasons for the decision:

The preferred approach for commissioning the completion of the Wood Green and Turnpike Lane Design Manual and public realm interventions is to directly contract with Muf Architecture Art/LLP. This would both ensure design consistency within the project and allow the project to be delivered within the programme constraints.
Muf Architecture/Art LLP has in-depth knowledge of the project, having previously developed the design manual to its current final draft and the services sought are a natural extension.

Alternative options considered:

Given the commission has already been largely completed by Muf Architecture/Art LLP, it is unlikely that a new team would be able to deliver the work without incurring additional and unnecessary fees. The new team would need to familiarise themselves with the work which has already been carried out. Potential fundamental changes to designs and delays will impact upon the necessary preliminary works and current scheme timeframes
The alternative approach would be to procure a specialist through a three-quote tender process, this would add up to 8-10 weeks to the programme and would affect the completion of the project and the time dependant constraints. It is essential that the manual is complete by the end of March 2020.
Given the above constraints and concerns it is considered of benefit to appoint Muf Architecture/Art LLP for this work.

Conflicts of interest - Executive decisions: N/A

Conflicts of interest - Non executive decisions: N/A

Contact: Jordanne Robinson Email: jordanne.robinson@haringey.gov.uk.

Publication date: 25/03/2020

Date of decision: 25/03/2020

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