Decision details

Approval to Proceed with the Armley Gyratory Improvement Scheme

Reference: D55531

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To gain approval to proceed with the Armley Gyratory improvement scheme with the implementation of Highway Works on Armley Gyratory to increase capacity on the network to facilitate the planned closure of City Square.


The Chief Officer Highways & Transportation;

a) Noted the previously approved injection and authority to spend of £3.58m in May 2020 for the development of Armley Gyratory Highways Phase

b) Injected the remaining funding of £27.93m and authorise the expenditure £27.93m for the delivery of Highways phase and development of the Structures design ahead of a second approval to proceed process in January 2023.

c) Injected the phase 2, £10.46m, funded from WY+TF (West Yorkshire + Transport Fund) and seek authority to spend subject to approval of the FBC which will be submitted in October 2022

d) Approved the award of Armley Gyratory Highway Phase Scheme to  Balfour Beatty Group Ltd T/A Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, through the SCAPE2 Civil Engineering Framework, with a contract value of £19,400,000.  This also includes £542k to develop the design of the Armley Gyratory Phase 2 Structures.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Armley; Beeston and Holbeck; Hunslet and Riverside; Little London and Woodhouse;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Ongoing consultation with Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate and key stakeholders including West Yorkshire Combined Authority.


Executive Member Infrastructure & Climate

Key Stakeholder Groups

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Contact: Paul Russell, Principal Engineer 0113 378 7259 Email:

Publication date: 03/08/2022

Date of decision: 11/08/2022

Effective from: 19/08/2022

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