Cllr Lynden Stowe asked Cabinet to consider the proposal to re-locate Gloucester Library to the Former Debenhams building in the centre of Gloucester.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
1. Approve the relocation of the library in Gloucester from the current
location at Brunswick Road to the proposed location in the former
2. Delegate the authority to the Head of Library and Registration Services
to undertake public engagement on the detailed proposals to finalise
3. Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and
Property Services, in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Cabinet
Member for Finance and Change, to enter into a 25-year lease for the
property with the University of Gloucestershire.
4. Delegate authority to the Head of Library & Registration Services, in
consultation with the Cabinet Member for Fire, Community Safety and
Libraries, to :
a. conduct a competitive procurement process(es) in respect of
i. the design of the public library space and to award such
contract to the preferred tenderer for the duration of up to
12 months, with an extension for up to 6 months
ii. the supply and installation of furniture and associated
fittings for the library and to award such contract(s) to the
preferred tenderer(s) for the duration of up to 1 year
b. award such contract(s) to the preferred tenderer(s)
c. determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for
the design of the public library space for a further period of not more
than 6 months on the expiry of the initial 12 month term.