Issue details

City Centre Access – Security Measures – update including tender return

Purpose of Report: The report will provide an update on progress of the proposed security measures (Hostile Vehicle Measures) scheme. The proposed scheme is being tendered and prices should be returned by the time of the meeting, it will detail any cost pressures since the last forecast and give more certainty on cost.

The report will provide an update on the scheme including the procurement process. The report will inform Members about the programme of work and what can be achieved in the months ahead.

Given that Christmas 2022 is approaching, the project team will confirm the contractors assessment of what is deliverable and what temporary arrangements will be needed.

The report will ask Members to note progress on the scheme and give delegated authority for the Director of Environment, Transport and Planning to accept the winning tender in order to make an award to the contractor to commence work in line with the anticipated programme.

This item has been deferred to 18 August 2022 the reason for this is as stated: The contractors tendering for the work have requested more time to enable them to submit prices therefore the report has been delayed to accommodate this request.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Guildhall Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
6. Information which reveals that the authority proposes:
(a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or
(b) to make an order or direction under any enactment.

Decision due: 18/08/22 by Executive
Reason: This item has been defered from the 28 July 2022 meeting. Please open this item for further details.

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Gary Frost, Major Transport Project Manager Email:, Catherine Higgins, Engineer (Transport Projects) Sustainable Transport Service Email:

Consultation process

Consultation Process: Consultation on the HVM project and the Traffic Regulation Order changes have been reported to previous meetings. No further consultation has been conducted. Although businesses directly affected by the trial holes at the proposed location of the measures, were contacted prior to this work starting. Further contact will follow as the construction programme is developed.

The general public, key stakeholders and statutory consultees – all reported previously. As the construction programme is developed a communications plan will follow to include general publicity as well as targeted contact with those directly affected by the works and the restrictions that will be enforced by the measures.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be included as part of the report.


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