2013 Report details for project: PHE Science Hub

Project name: PHE Science Hub - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Chrysalis Programme initially focused on the urgent re-provision of the ageing, high security, high containment specialist microbiology laboratories at Porton Down that are a key part of the nation’s defence against novel and dangerous microbiological pathogens such as pandemic flu, Ebola, anthrax and many others. The preferred option is now broader than the above re-provision with the proposal to collocate synergistic microbiology and corporate HPA/Public Health England (PHE) functions from Porton, Colindale, and South Mimms onto a site in Harlow Essex. The vision for the programme is being strengthened and developed to describe how a national centre of public health expertise will link and support the network of PHE services across England. This includes exploring how a national integrated centre would support the wider responsibilities of PHE and how it contributes to the other two parts of PHE’s mission to improve the nation’s health and to reduce health inequalities.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: All preparatory work is being done to ensure that the design work can be recommenced as soon as the above conditions are met. Options to secure the site are being discussed with all relevant Government Departments. Absolute clarity will be sought on the OBC to be resubmitted and the timetable for its review.
Start date: 2013-11-30
End date: 2019-05-17
Schedule text: During this period of transition as a DH owned programme it has received advice from discussions across Government Departments that an 18 month timetable should be assumed to obtain an OBC decision. The estimate to complete the extra design work is 12 months once approval is given to proceed with this work. A period of 6 months has had to be assumed for the review of the OBC after this technical work is complete and the case resubmitted.
Baseline: £91.02m
Forecast: £5.90m
Variance: -93.52%
Variance text: The programme budget for 2012/2013 assumed an OBC decision, acquisition of the site, detailed design and some early elements of construction. In the event the programme has been delayed for the reasons above with the resulting major variance forecasted.
Whole Life Cost: £6,237.56m
WLCost text: Currently assumed to be Government funded.
Notes1: HPA Chrysalis
Sourcefile: DH_2013.csv

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