2019 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: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Science Hub programme, previously called Chrysalis, transferred to Public Health England on 31st March 2013. The vision under PHE has continued to develop and builds upon and strengthens the strategic case for an integrated public health service, as well as address the urgent re-provision of facilities currently at Porton. The business case is based on the delivery of a “hub and node” model for public health science through co-location of Porton research, Colindale and London HQ functions onto a site that has been purchased from GSK. The requirement for steel for this programme has not yet been decided. Following the Spending Review, an options analysis is being conducted to accomodate all the staff now in scope at various levels of risk. This will determine the requirement for construction versus refurbishment and this will determine whether the steel usage will be significant. At this stage it appears that there will be less new build than originally anticipated due to value management activities.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The DCA is Amber as the previous year. Work is continuing on benefits, building on the identification engagement workshops over the last 6 months. Internal communications continue to promote the vision for PHE Harlow . Work has occurred in the last quarter on securing the start of the enabling works (site set up, demolition, removal of office and laboratory equpiment from the main building etc) within the calender year. The legal agreement stating obligations under the planning agreement with the Council has been signed by Public Health England and has been sent to the other parties to be signed as per schedule.
Start date: 2013-06-28
End date: 2024-12-31
Schedule text: Royal Institute of British Architecture -RIBA- 3 design, the current phase of the programme, is progressing generally to plan although the anticipated increase in requests for information from our framework partners has materialised and these are being managed through the Requests for Information process. A re-baselining of the Programme Integrated master schedule (PIMS) has been completed. Work is continuing on VM/VE and cost plan validation.
Baseline: £204.79m
Forecast: £188.73m
Variance: -8.00%
Variance text: Reallocation of funding to future years to cover changes in schedule.
Whole Life Cost: £2,656.32m
WLCost text: The Net Present Value (NPV) for the Programme now reflects the cost of Capital and Revenue needed to effect the change and excludes all whole life costs beyond the implementation date
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