To provide an update on the progress of the Blue Mountain Community and Health Care Hub scheme and the supporting financial summary. The project is in partnership with the East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). A decision is required to proceed to the next stage of the project, which includes completion of the heads of terms, appointment of a design team for completion of RIBA Stage 3 design and applying for planning permission. The CCG submitted an outline business case to the NHS in July 2019 to secure funding for the health provision. A procurement plan tailored to the specific requirements of this project requires approval.
i. The progress to date on the community centre and health & wellbeing hub in
partnership with the Care Commissioning Group (CCG) is noted and the timetable in paragraph 5.23 of the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration’s report is agreed.
ii. the community centre budget of up to £2.4m is agreed as per paragraph 5.10 of the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration’s report; the development cost of the health centre to be met by the CCG/NHS as noted in paragraph 5.1 of the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration’s report.
iii. to forward fund up to £4.6m (including ancillary costs as per paragraph 5.10 of the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration’s report),the capital costs of the Health part of the building, on the basis that the consequent capital financing costs will be matched by long term rental income from Health.
iv. the Procurement Plan (paragraph 5.25 of the Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration’s report) for the community centre and health
care hub in Appendix C (Restricted), is approved.