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Decision details

York Railway Station Gateway – Funding and Delivery

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: This report is brought to inform the Executive about progress on delivery of the York Railway Station Gateway (formerly Station Front) Scheme. The report will provide an update on the current funding streams from West Yorkshire Transport Fund and The Transforming Cities Fund and will explain the current work in progress on delivery and procurement strategies and propose a first delivery phase for consideration.

The Executive will be asked to consider the delivery of a first phase of works funded by the West Yorkshire Transport Fund that comprises acquisition of land at George Stephenson House and from Network Rail, the demolition of Queen Street Bridge and the reconstruction of the Inner Ring Road at ground level and an upgraded bus interchange and elements of new public realm.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the scope, budget, delivery and procurement strategy of the project be approved.

 

Reason:     To enable arrangements to be put in place to purchase land, place orders with utility companies and proceed with the detailed design and procurement of Packages 1, 2 and 4 of the scheme.

 

                   (ii)      That the Station Gateway budget be increased by £12.250m to reflect the WYCA Transforming Cities grant funding.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the capital programme reflects the latest funding position.

 

                   (iii)     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with the s151 Officer and the Director of Governance or her delegated officers, to draw down further funds from the West Yorkshire-Plus Transport Fund to complete the land purchase negotiations and take such steps as are necessary to enter into the resulting legal agreement(s).

 

Reason:     In order to acquire land from Canada Life (George Stephenson House) and Network Rail to enable the delivery of the scheme.

 

                   (iv)    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with the s151 Officer and the Director of Governance or her delegated officers, to draw down funds from West Yorkshire-Plus Transport fund to place orders with utility companies to fund Package 1: Enabling Works (package value £2.04m) to divert services from Queen Street Bridge through the station car park.

 

Reason:     To enable delivery of Package 1: Enabling Works.

 

                   (v)     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Economy & Place, in consultation with the s151 Officer and the Director of Governance or her delegated officers, to draw down funds from West Yorkshire-Plus Transport fund to issue a task order to commence detailed design of the scheme.

 

Reason:     To enable the production of detailed cost plans and to progress the scheme to procurement.

Report author: Brendan Murphy

Publication date: 27/11/2020

Date of decision: 26/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 01/12/2020

Accompanying Documents:

 

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