2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: To provide fit for purpose and secure offices for the British High Commission (BHC) and DfID 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 analysis of the business case options 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. Following the bombing of the UN building in Abuja on 26 August 2011, the FCO Overseas Security Adviser recommended evacuating Dangote House (u/c offices). Estates and Security Directorate have completed an emergency project to relocate the UKBA and Corporate Services office staff to offices created by converting existing gym and club facilities and three staff houses at one of the staff residential compounds. 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/Green
DCA text: The project continues to be run under the FCO approved IAAP process with regular governance meetings, risk and status reviews.
Start date: 2011-01-01
End date: 2017-12-01
Schedule text: The project is currently on schedule.
Baseline: £19.89m
Forecast: £19.89m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £46.00m
WLCost text: Budgeted costs remain as approved by MPA/HMT at outline business case stage
Notes1: ABUJA: New Office and Residence
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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