Decision details

Technical Design Services for the Transforming Cities Fund

Reference: D52326

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval for Balfour Beatty to undertake technical design (plus the development of the construction costs) of the Transforming Cities Fund Active and Sustainable Travel in Leeds City Centre project. 


The Director of City Development:

a) Gave authority to spend £3,681,036 fees associated with the completion of RIBA Stage 4, noting that this includes fees for Balfour Beatty, Steers, Network Rail and Corderoy.

b) Approved the injection of Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) development funding of £1,984,932 into the capital programme and a further £3,104,572 once approved by Investment Committee on the 7th October 2020.

c) Approved the council entering into the Pre-Construction Order, ensuring the project progresses to the next phase in the Scape process.

d) Authorised Balfour Beatty to provide detailed design services (subject to the terms set out in this report) to develop the project to construction.

e) Approved the extension of the Basic Asset Protection Agreement to cover RIBA 4 design activities

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Beeston and Holbeck; Hunslet and Riverside;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefings with Executive Member and relevant Ward Members

Public / business consultation events scheduled for w/c 10th February 2020. 

Consultation with taxi, bus operators to be determined 


Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development

Affected Ward Members

Contact: Tracey Piper, Project Officer, City Development 07891 272 451 Email:

Publication date: 30/09/2020

Date of decision: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

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