Decision details

Approval for contract to be awarded to Skanska to deliver detailed design and full business case for Eastern Industries access improvement scheme – MAR21/CMDN/89

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member:


1.   Approved the award of £534k to Skanska (Construction) UK Limited to deliver a full business case and detailed design for Eastern Industries access improvement scheme.


2.   Authorised the Director of Place & Economy to vary the works order value when required subject to;


              i.        available budget being in place;

             ii.        the total sum of each variation not exceeding £100,000,

            iii.        the combined value of any authorised variation(s) do not exceed the total sum of £500,000.


Any variations are to be made in prior consultation with internal audit, finance and legal services.


Reasons for the decision:

This recommendation has been made to ensure that the Council is able to effectively deliver grant funding awarded to it by the CPCA for Eastern Industries Access Improvement Scheme.  Successful delivery of the funding will help the Council to obtain further funding from the CPCA for construction of the scheme. Delivery of the scheme will improve the capacity and operational performance of the highway network which is crucial to supporting further growth.


Alternative options considered:

Not to deliver the scheme: This has been discounted because the highway network around the Fengate area will suffer from heavy congestion at peak times. This will have a negative impact on the local economy by deterring potential new businesses looking to invest in the city due to the long journey times in the area.  Successful delivery of the scheme will provide significant benefits to the wider travelling public, resulting in improvements to; journey times, accessibility and the environment.


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Publication date: 16/03/2021

Date of decision: 12/03/2021

Effective from: 20/03/2021

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