Next in our series of ebriefings on the Government’s Green Paper: Transforming public procurement; looking at the Chapter 4 proposal to change the basis of contract awards.
The rejuvenation of the Riverside Opportunity Area, formerly known as South Bank, will be one of Peterborough’s largest regeneration projects in two decades. Despite facing similar funding challenges to local authorities across the country, Peterborough City Council is pushing forwards with redevelopment plans by seeking a private sector joint venture partner to complete the project with.
The partnership, which should last for 20 years, could result in a mix of new residential, commercial and leisure developments at Riverside, as well as the expansion of existing green spaces within the area. It may also see the re-use of historic buildings and the creation of a new iconic bridge across the River Nene.
Anthony Collins Solicitors have been appointed to advise the Council on its procurement process to find a private sector partner, as well as preparing the legal framework for the joint venture and future developments.
Chris Plumley, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The innovation and vision of Peterborough City Council proves that it is still possible to undertake major re-development despite a reduction in readily available funding. Riverside is set to be extremely important in stimulating growth across the City and we are very excited to be working alongside them on this landmark scheme.”
Councillor Marco Cereste, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Growth, Strategic Planning, Economic Development, Business Engagement and Environmental Capital, said: “We want Riverside to become a thriving, high quality quarter, reconnecting this area into the city centre. We are striving to make Peterborough bigger and better – and this is a very important part of how the city will develop over the coming decades.”
The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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