The Minor Capital Plan, first launched early in 2019, has been amended and received committee approval after the addition of several new projects over the last year.
The plan has been programmed for the next three years and consists of £26m worth of projects each year, as well as £4m of funding which is reserved for other priorities including the Carbon Management & John Fell Programmes.
It includes 51 fully timetabled projects for the next three years, and 25 of these are now underway. The team are now working on sequencing the projects for the fourth, fifth and sixth years – at present there are expected to be approximately 66 projects.
There is some flexibility in the timetable for new proposals to be added; this year, Estates Services staff have worked closely with divisions to accommodate new priorities that arise, ensuring that the most urgent projects are prioritised.
Also included in the £4m of apportioned funding is the Small Works Fund, consisting of £2m a year for projects that aim to improve accessibility for disabled staff, students and visitors, as well as to improve safety or achieve regulatory compliance.
Examples could range from installing ramps and lifts to safety features on stairs or hearing induction loop systems. Work funded out of this budget must be a discrete project, not part of a larger one, and no more than £100,000 per project will be provided.
Applications for the Small Works Fund are assessed by a panel from the Estates Services Operations team, and must then be authorised by the Director of Estates.
If you have any questions about the Minor Capital Plan or related topics, please contact Shelley McDermott on email@example.com.