Purpose of Report
To seek approval to agree formal Heads of Terms and enter into the necessary legal agreement to enable the gifting and ongoing maintenance of a new bronze sculpture to commemorate the work of George Boole.
(1) That the Director of Major Development and Director for Environment and Communities be authorised to work jointly with the Heslam Trust, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail in the satisfactory delivery and conclusion of the proposal.
(2) That the Director of Environment and Communities be requested to adopt the sculpture on the basis of the principles set out in the report, subject to agreeing the transfer of ownership and the maintenance agreement.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Reason for Decision
The Heslam Trust had commissioned the Boole Sculpture and wished to gift this sculpture to the City of Lincoln Council on completion of its installation at the Lincoln Central Railway Station. The City of Lincoln Council would also like to take on full maintenance and repairing obligations for the Sculpture.
The statue commemorated the work of George Boole, a former resident of Lincoln widely recognised as the forefather of the information age and self-taught mathematician born in Lincoln in November 1815.
Details of the design, scale and proposed location of the sculpture were set out in the report. On completion of the installation of the sculpture, anticipated to be 2021, the City of Lincoln Council would add the sculpture to its inventory of public art and undertake routine general maintenance as required in accordance with the obligations contained in the respective legal agreements.