2014 Report details for project: ABUJA New Office and Residence

Project name: ABUJA New Office and Residence - there are 5 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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Organisation: FCO (D13) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: To provide fit for purpose and secure offices for the BHC in Abuja, Nigeria. The existing Chancery and unclassified offices are located in split locations, both of which are rented and were opened in 1991 as a 'temporary' solution. Since then Abuja has firmly become established as the administrative capital of Nigeria and it has been the FCO's intention for some time to have offices that are fit for purpose for the next thirty years, that comply with current FCO security standards and provide an effective platform for a wide cross-section of UK government departments. Nigeria is one of the FCO's significant priority countries in Africa and presents a unique mix of threats and opportunities for UK interests. The business case clearly shows that the way to achieve our medium and long term aims in Nigeria is by building new premises on the UK-designated plot leased in 1991 from the Nigerians. It remains the case that the increasing clear and present danger to our staff working in the region is bringing intense pressure for the new BHC office scheme to be moved forward along an accelerated timescale.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Since last quarter, no change in RAG status, pending Gate 3 review before Full Business Case submission to HMT. Amber rating due to managing the circumstances around this particular physical location.
Start date: 2011-01-01
End date: 2017-12-01
Schedule text: No change
Baseline: £0.66m
Forecast: £0.66m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: No departmental narrative
Whole Life Cost: £39.00m
WLCost text: Budgeted costs remain as approved by MPA/HMT at outline business case stage
Notes1: ABUJA: New Office and Residence
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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