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Decision details

York Railway Station Gateway - Project Update and LNER Funding & Development Agreement

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 York Station Front) Scheme. The report will provide an update on the current work in progress of the scheme, including funding status and budget, delivery of the Enabling Works Package, land acquisition negotiations and the progress of legal agreements with strategic project partner, LNER.

The Executive will be asked to note current scheme progress, approve the updated project budget, as well as to consider CYC entering into a legal agreement with London North Eastern Railway (LNER). The legal agreement is for the delivery of the works in the station.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the progress made to date with the regard to the design and delivery of the York Station Gateway scheme in particular with respect to procurement of a new professional services contract, delivery of the Package 1: Enabling Works, Package 2: Highway Works, land acquisition, design, Contractor procurement, and current funding status, be noted.

 

Reason:     To confirm that the Executive has been updated on project progress as a basis for future decisions.

 

                   (ii)      That the updated budget and Delivery and Procurement Strategy of the scheme be approved, and authority be delegated to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and Director of Governance or their delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to procure, award and enter into the resulting contracts for Package 2: Highway Works, Package 4: Loop Road Works (and Package 3: Station Works if agreement on the Funding and Development Agreement with LNER cannot be reached).

 

Reason:     To enable arrangements to be put in place to proceed to procurement of a delivery contractor.

 

                   (iii)     That approval be granted to enter into a Funding and Development Agreement between the CYC and LNER for the delivery of Package 3: Station Works and that authority be delegated to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and Director of Governance or their delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to negotiate and enter into the final agreement.

 

Reason:     To progress the delivery of the station works elements of the scheme which will create space for revised taxi provision at the station and an increase in space for the public realm.

 

                   (iv)    That approval be granted to enter into a Funding Agreement with WYCA to formalise the merging of the West Yorkshire-Plus Transport Fund and the Transforming Cities Fund, and that authority be delegated to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and Director of Governance or their delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to negotiate and enter into the final agreement.

 

Reason:     To progress the delivery of the scheme.

 

(v)     That approval be given to draw down further funds from West Yorkshire-Plus Transport Fund and/or Transforming Cities Fund, to provide funding for LNER to progress the detailed design of the Package 3: Station Works element of the scheme (and the procurement of a delivery Contractor if agreement on the Funding and Development Agreement with LNER cannot be reached) and that authority be delegated to the Director of Place (in consultation with the s151 Officer and the Director of Governance or their delegated officers) to draw the funds down.

 

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

Report author: Brendan Murphy

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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