Decision details

Decision to enter into a Consultancy Agreement to carry out a Condition Survey and Recommendation for Improvement Works at the Old House Museum.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The building was restored in 1973-4 and further works were carried out in
the 1990’s during which periods repairs were carried out to the rendered
infill panels. These now incorporate a mix of original lath and render
panels, some original infill panels re-skimmed, some rendered wood wool
slab infill panels and some panels with expended metal mesh and render.

Recent falls of the render prompted an inspection from a cherry picker
which revealed many panels with delaminating render. There are also
small areas of timber decay. There is a need to engage a Conservation
Architect to identify the health and safety work required to make the
building safe and to provide documentation for subsequent Listed Building Consent and tender of the improvement works.

Donald Insall Associates have been identified as the bidder representing
best value for money following a competitive tender and assessment
process in accordance with Council procurement procedures. Quotations
were invited from three prospective consultants, all of whom returned a
valid quotation for consideration.

Contact: Chris Jenner, Assistant Director for Technical Services Email: cjenner@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432261941.

Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 12/02/2021

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