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Decision details

Ladywell Playtower: selecting a restoration partner

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered open and confidential officer reports and presentations by

the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alan Smith, and representatives of the Just

Jones Theatre, Ladywell Traders Association, the Ladywell Society,

Lewisham Building Preservation Trust, BECTU, and Councillor Liz Johnston-

Franklin on behalf of the Ladywell Ward Councillors, the Mayor agreed that:


(1) the progress made in securing a long term and sustainable future for

Ladywell Playtower, and the quality and calibre of all the shortlisted proposals

to reach the final stage of what has been a highly competitive process be



(2) the project team’s analysis of the strengths and challenges associated with

each of the final proposals be noted;


(3) the comments made by the general public and stakeholders through the

public consultation be noted;


(4) Having considered open and closed reports, Guildmore Curzon be

appointed as a preferred provider for securing the long term sustainable future

of Ladywell Playtower;


(5) a reserve bidder, RJK/Copeland Park and Hillman, be appointed who can

replace the preferred provider in the case of a withdrawal from the process

and/or a lack of progression towards Ladywell Playtowers restoration and



(6) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources and

Regeneration, in consultation with the Head of Law, to agree final terms with

the preferred provider and to finalise the terms of all land disposals and all

other legal documentation with the preferred provider or any of their group

companies; and


(7) authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Resources &

Regeneration to ascertain whether best consideration is being certified, to

consider whether the terms of the general consent under Section 123 of the

Local Government Act 1972 apply and to make an application to the

Secretary of State for a specific disposal consent should this be necessary.

Publication date: 16/11/2017

Date of decision: 15/11/2017

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Mayor and Cabinet

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