2014 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: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The programme previously called Chrysalis evolved under the HPA from a new build on the Porton site to co-location of Porton elements (research, health protection services, and corporate services), Colindale and NIBSC on a single site in the vacated GSK Science Park at Harlow. HPA’s Chrysalis Programme 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 programme transferred to Public Health England (PHE) on 31st March 2013. An independent due diligence review carried out for PHE supported the continued investigation of Harlow and allowed PHE to adopt Harlow as the preferred option for the OBC. The vision under PHE is currently being developed and will build upon and strengthen the strategic case for an integrated public health service. This will look at the creation of a new integrated centre operating as the “apex of a pyramid” of the PHE national network for local public health services and facilities, supporting the entirety of the new public health system; - The best model for delivery of specialist national public health functions, looking at the benefits of colocation and virtual networks; - The benefits for public health that can be realised by the creation of a new integrated centre across all three domains of public health – including the benefits to the model for improving the public’s health and reducing inequalities; •-The national leadership and international global health impact that results from an integrated centre; - The contribution to the national Plan for Growth through its work on innovative public health solutions and specialist translational research by creating opportunities for “wealth creation” and links to the life sciences strategy; - Working with industry and academia; - Working with the developing National Laboratories Strategy; - Future proofing the proposals so that the vision is flexible and can respond to the new requirements and economic environment in the future.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The programme has been liaising with MPA and cross-government reviewers on the programme. This has included sharing Programme Board minutes and risk/issue registers to provide assurance around the management of the programme. A Project Assessment Review(PAR) is planned for the next quarter to provide further assurance. This will be targeted on the specific objective of creation of a new vision for the programme under PHE and the ability to deliver a new OBC in the summer of 2014 and obtain a decision by the end of September 2014.
Start date: 2013-06-28
End date: 2021-03-30
Schedule text: The schedule to comence design work to provide the necessary cost certainty for the OBC was scheduled to start at the end of Q1 2013/2014. Due to the protracted negotiation for securing a site as one of the options this will now commence early Q2 2013. Delivery of the OBC in the summer of 2014 is still believed achievable.
Baseline: £13.00m
Forecast: £13.60m
Variance: 4.62%
Variance text: Due to the early onset of design the forecast takes a conservative view of design costs and contingencies between October 2013 and March 2014. The forecast should be considered as likely worst case.
Whole Life Cost: £6,237.56m
WLCost text: Whole life costs include all operational costs associated with the proposed expenditure not just the costs associated with the buildings.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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