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Agenda item

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park: Proposed Lease for Canon Medical Park Community Area

Report of the Interim Executive Director, Place.

 

Decision:

14.1

To seek approval to the City Council entering into an agreement for lease and lease to deliver a new research and sports facility at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on the terms outlined within the report.

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Co-Operative Executive:-

 

1.    Approve the proposals set out in the report and the terms of the proposed agreement; and

 

2.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director, Place in consultation with the Executive Director, Resources and the Director of Legal and Governance and Chief Property Officer to finalise,  agree and execute the terms of the agreement and the terms of any other documentation required to give effect to the proposals set out in this report and generally to protect the Council’s interests.

 

3.    That the terms set out in this report be approved.

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

The proposed CMPCA is an exciting new development which further enhances the existing facilities in accordance with the SOLP Vision and accelerates its growth and brings a range of benefits for both the local community and wider city region.

 

 

14.3.2

The investment from a major global business will almost certainly attract attention and interest from other organisations and businesses who wish to be associated with the ongoing success of the SOLP.

 

 

14.3.3

The facilities at the Sports Diagnostic Imaging Centre will offer affordable and accessible, state-of-the-art services to the region’s elite, semi-professional and committed athletes, plus other healthcare services in conjunction with the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS providers for the wider community.

 

 

14.3.4

The proposals will deliver a longstanding aspirational sports project which had been proving difficult to secure. This will house new sporting and leisure events to be enjoyed by visitors and residents from across the city region with many being particularly aimed to attract and benefit the local community.

 

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

The Council could decide not to enter into the proposed agreement to dispose of the site to Canon.  It would then be necessary to reopen negotiations with SIPL for an alternative development of the site in accordance with the agreement for the wider SOLP.  If this approach were to be taken then the major investment from Canon would be lost and the significant economic, environmental and social benefits to the city set out in the report would take longer to materialise and would be off a different nature.

 

 

14.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Interim Executive Director, Place

 

 

14.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Minutes:

14.1

The Interim Executive Director, Place, submitted a report seeking approval to the City Council entering into an agreement for lease and lease to deliver a new research and sports facility at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on the terms outlined within the report.

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Co-Operative Executive:-

 

1.    Approve the proposals set out in the report and the terms of the proposed agreement; and

 

2.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director, Place in consultation with the Executive Director, Resources and the Director of Legal and Governance and Chief Property Officer to finalise,  agree and execute the terms of the agreement and the terms of any other documentation required to give effect to the proposals set out in this report and generally to protect the Council’s interests.

 

3.    That the terms set out in the report be approved.

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

The proposed CMPCA is an exciting new development which further enhances the existing facilities in accordance with the SOLP Vision and accelerates its growth and brings a range of benefits for both the local community and wider city region.

 

 

14.3.2

The investment from a major global business will almost certainly attract attention and interest from other organisations and businesses who wish to be associated with the ongoing success of the SOLP.

 

 

14.3.3

The facilities at the Sports Diagnostic Imaging Centre will offer affordable and accessible, state-of-the-art services to the region’s elite, semi-professional and committed athletes, plus other healthcare services in conjunction with the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS providers for the wider community.

 

 

14.3.4

The proposals will deliver a longstanding aspirational sports project which had been proving difficult to secure. This will house new sporting and leisure events to be enjoyed by visitors and residents from across the city region with many being particularly aimed to attract and benefit the local community.

 

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

The Council could decide not to enter into the proposed agreement to dispose of the site to Canon.  It would then be necessary to reopen negotiations with SIPL for an alternative development of the site in accordance with the agreement for the wider SOLP.  If this approach were to be taken then the major investment from Canon would be lost and the significant economic, environmental and social benefits to the city set out in the report would take longer to materialise and would be off a different nature.

 

 

 

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