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General Purposes Sub-Committee: February 18th 1929

 

The following Tenders were opened and considered for the erection of Branch Bank premises at the corner of Station Road and Gravelly Lane, Erdington:

 

Name of Tenderer.

Time.

Amount of Tender

George Mobbs

5 months

3927

E Crowder

6      "

3997

E M Squire

7      "

3998

Lewis Price Ltd

6     "

3839.  6.  0.

Percy W Cox

6      "

4021

Francis H Smith

8      "

4060

S F Swift & Sons Ltd

6      "

3987

A Pearce & Son

6      "

3875

Joseph I Fitter, AIOB

5     "

3872

Henry Hyde & Son

To be arranged

4125

W & J Webb

To be agreed

4113

Ernest A Turner

6 months

3888. 15.  3.

Jones & Spencer Ltd

5      "

3995

Harry H Crump

5-6   "

3920

F C Price (Builders) Ld

5   "

3989

William Bishop

Not stated

4277

T Elvins & Sons

6 months

4070

Geo Webb & Son Ltd

To be arranged

3877

T Johnson

6 months

3987

Parsons & Morrin

6     "

3977

Stanton C Marsh

5      "

4170.  3.  2.

William Cooper & Son

8     "

3950

John Goodman

Not stated

4275

H Dare & Son Ltd

4 months

4090

James Moffat & Sons

To be agreed

4180

W Darby & Son

Not stated

3977. 17.  7.

 

1365   RESOLVED:- That, having regard to the fact that the lowest Tender (viz: 3839) is much in excess of the Architect's estimate for the carrying out of the work (viz: 3,500), the matter be referred to the Chairman and the Chairman of the General Committee with the General Manager to confer with the Architect as to the acceptance of a Tender and to consider whether it will be possible to reduce the cost of carrying out the work either by modification of the Specification or by amendment of the plans prepared by the Architect.

 

Bank Committee: February 18th 1929

 

On Minutes Nos 3163 and 3264 (Land at Corner of Gravelly Lane and Station Road, Erdington), it was reported that the General Purposes Sub-Committee had received and opened tenders for the erection of Branch Bank premises on this site, but in view of the fact that the lowest tender received was considerably in excess of the Architect's estimated cost of carrying out the work, namely, 3,500, the matter was referred to the Chairman with the General Manager, to confer with the Architect as to the acceptance of a tender and to consider whether it would be possible to reduce the cost of carrying out the work, either by modification of the specification, or by amendment of the plans prepared by the Architect.

 

3328  RESOLVED:- That the course above indicated be approved.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: March 18th 1929

 

Erection of Premises - corner of Station Road and Gravelly Lane, Erdington.

 

When tenders were received and considered by your Sub-Committee for the carrying out of this work, it was found that the lowest tender was substantially in excess of the Architect's estimate for the work; namely, 3,500. For this reason, the matter was referred to your Chairman, with the General Manager, to confer with the Architect as to the acceptance of a tender, and to consider whether it would be possible to reduce the cost of carrying out the work either by modification of the bills of quantities or by amendment of the plans prepared by the Architect.

 

Arrangements have now been made with the Architect for the bills of quantities to be modified in certain respects so that it will be possible for a reduction to be made in the cost of the work of approximately 300; and your Chairman, after conferring with the Architect, has accepted the tender of Messrs G Webb and Sons Limited at the sum of 3,877, subject to the aforesaid adjustment, and the Town Clerk has been instructed to prepare and seal the necessary contract.

 

Public Works and Town Planning Committee: March 28th 1929

 

Land, corner of Gravelly Lane and Station Road, Erdington.

 

Site Plan No 927 was submitted to your Sub-Committee in February last in connection with the proposed erection of 6 dwellinghouses and shops on this land, and on the 7th March your Committee approved its use for retail shops up to the improvement line.

 

The Bank Committee have since been in negotiation with the depositor of this plan, Mr Scott, who was the leaseholder, for the erection of a Bank, and these negotiations have now resulted in the purchase by the Bank Committee of both the freehold and leasehold interests in this area.

 

With regard to the 284 square yards required from the site for road widening at this corner, the City Surveyor has since conferred with the Chairman of the Bank Committee, and agreed to suggest to your Committee an apportionment on the following basis:

 

The Bank Committee to take over some 236 square yards at the price of 30/- per square yard, and your Public Works Committee to take some 284 square yards and pay the remainder. As the purchase price was 1 per square yard, this makes the costs of the land to your Committee 11/9 per square yard. In addition to these proportions, the sum of 52. 5.  8., representing the costs in the matter is to be divided between the two Committees, some 28. 12.  0. being the share to be borne by your Committee - making the cost of the land 13/9 per square yard.

 

Your Sub-Committee recommend the approval of these terms outlined above, the actual transfer having already been approved by the City Council.

 

219    RESOLVED:- That the proposed apportionment as between the Bank Committee and the Public Works Committee of the purchase price of the site at the corner of Gravelly Lane and Station Road, Erdington, as set out in the report of the Town Planning Sub-Committee be approved.

 

Bank Committee: November 11th 1929

 

3565   The General Manager reported that the new branch premises at the corner of Station Road and Gravelly Lane, Erdington, were nearing completion, and the Lord Mayor accepted the invitation of the Committee to open the branch on Saturday, the 4th January, 1930.

 

Bank Committee: November 25th 1929

 

The Committee, having given consideration to the naming of new Branches, it was:

 

3578   RESOLVED:- That the following Branches be named as below indicated:

 

Corner of Gravelly Lane and Station Road: Shortheath (sic)

Bristol Street: Horse Fair

Wheeler Street: Wheeler Street

Newtown Road: Newtown Row

 

Finance Sub-Committee: December 16th 1929

 

Your Sub-Committee report that the following tender for works at Short Heath Branch has been accepted:

Counters & Fittings: R Hunt 219. 10.  0.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: October 13th 1930

 

1597  With regard to an application which had been received from Post Office Telephones for permission to erect a telephone kiosk outside the entrance to the Shortheath Branch, the Sub-Committee decided not to accede to the erection of a kiosk in the position indicated but to refer the matter to the Chairman of the General Committee with the General Manager to endeavour to agree a suitable site with the Post Office Telephones.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: December 8th 1930

 

On Minute No 1597 (Site for telephone kiosk at Shortheath), the Sub-Committee were informed that after consultation with the City Surveyor, it had been arranged to install the telephone kiosk on the footpath outside the Bank.

 

1610   RESOLVED:- That Minute No 1597 be discharged.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: February 16th 1931

 

Letting of Flat at Short Heath Branch.

 

Your Sub-Committee report that arrangements have been made for this flat to be let to Mr E M Walden for a period of three years at a rental of 40 per annum, the tenant to be responsible for rates and internal repairs. They recommend that the action taken in the matter be confirmed and that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare and affix the Corporate Seal to any necessary documents.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: December 14th 1931

 

The General Manager reported that premises Nos 161-3 in the main Sutton Road, Erdington, would, it was understood, be shortly in the market for disposal, and it was:

 

1711   RESOLVED:- That the Chairman and General Manager be requested to consider the matter and present a report thereon in due course.

 

General Purposes Sub-Committee: February 8th 1932

 

On Minute No 1711 (Property 161 and 163 Sutton Road, Erdington) the following report of the General Manager was received relating to this property together with a report of Mr Frank Wilde with regard to the condition of the property, upon which he placed a valuation of 2650:

After consideration, it was:

1732   RESOLVED:- That the General Committee be recommended to direct that negotiations be entered into for the purchase of the property at a price not exceeding 2500.

 

Finance Sub-Committee: February 20th 1933

 

Your Sub-Committee report that the following tender has been accepted for Painting at Short Heath branch:

 

J H Simmons: 36.  0.  0.

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: January 21st 1935

 

The following arrangements have been made for the letting of flat accommodation at Short Heath branch, the tenant to be responsible for rates and internal repairs:

 

R E Marlow - period of 3years from December 25th 1934 at a rental of 50pa

 

Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee: January 20th 1936

 

Your Sub-Committee report that the following tender has been accepted for Painting at Short Heath branch:

 

A J Handscomb: 17.  5.  0.

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