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Madeira Terrace Restoration - Petition response and next steps

Decision Maker: Tourism, Development & Culture Committee, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Petition titled: 'It makes better business sense to restore the 3 crowd funded Arches at the Concorde 2 end of Madeira Drive' achieving 2908 signatures was referred to TDC Cttee. This report responds to the petition and recommends next steps for Madeira Terrace and the 3 crowd funded arches.



1)            That the Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture to procure and award a contract for early design stage work (RIBA 0-1) and engineering of 30 out of a total of 151 Madeira Terrace arches and instructs officers to include a requirement in the contract that the use of innovative renewable technology such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting should be made a priority to  reduce costs in the long-term and help the city to meet its commitment to achieving a carbon neutral status by 2030.


2)            That the Committee instructs the Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture to bring a report to the November committee outlining proposals to use the crowdfunded funds (alongside the allocated council funding if required) to progress plans for the development of an initial three arches


-       to showcase what is possible and;

-       to gain a deeper understanding of the technical challenges that may present themselves during the development of subsequent arches;

-       with the intention that plans are progressed to develop the initial three arches, to similar sustainability standards, without waiting for funds to be available to develop the 30 arches as described in 2.1.

This report should contain options for which three arches should be progressed and developed, including an option of the three arches directly outside Concorde 2 and an assessment of the business case for leasing these to Concorde 2 as they have suggested. 

Report author: Abigail Hone

Publication date: 21/06/2019

Date of decision: 20/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2019 - Tourism, Development & Culture Committee

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