Decision details

Injection into capital programme and authority to enter into contract for the delivery of the Advanced Works stage of the Leeds Station Sustainable Travel Gateway project

Reference: D55260

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Authority to enter into contracts and authority to spend to undertake all works as part of the delivery of the advanced works on Bishopgate, Neville Street and Dark Neville Street, part of the Leeds Station Sustainable Travel Gateway project.  Authority to spend to undertake additional design development works. 


Authority to enter into contracts with Network Rail to support the works.


Authority to inject £3,955,312 into the capital programme.


The Chief Officer, Highways & Transportation:

a) Approved the drawdown of a further £565,000 from the original project budget of £32.5M to cover the additional development costs that will be incurred during the detailed design phase, noting the amendment to the original approval of £5,089,504 to £5,094,000 and the subsequent changes to the Funding Agreement;

b) Gave authority to spend £2,893,312 and enter into a short form NEC contract with Balfour Beatty (via the Scape Framework) to deliver the works to Neville Street, Dark Neville Street and Bishopgate highways drainage works in advance of the main project works commencing on site in August 2022;

c) Gave authority to inject £3,462,808 the total cost of the above works into the capital programme. All costs are being funded by WYCA’s TCF programme subject to completion of a variation to the existing Funding Agreement between WYCA and LCC and approval is sought to vary the agreement to this effect. £3,241,107 was requested as part of the change request form for the advance works. Surplus monies remain from the previous funding request for the utility’s diversion works and will be allocated to the advance works;

d) Gave authority to enter into a Basic Asset Protection Agreement with Network Rail for the works to Neville Street and Dark Neville Street. Note that the design for the highway’s works have been previously approved at the Highways Board on the 16th September 2021;

e) Gave authority to vary the Professional Services Contract with Balfour Beatty to undertake the design works associated with the Mill Goit deck replacement. Note that Network Rail will fund these works in their entirety; and

f) Gave authority to enter into a funding agreement with Network Rail for the Mill Goit deck replacement design costs including LCC costs associated with administering the contract with Balfour Beatty.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: Beeston and Holbeck; Hunslet and Riverside;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefings have been undertaken with Ward Members and will continue with Executive Member.


Cllr Hayden, Cllr Carlill, Cllr Almass, Cllr Scopes, Cllr Gabriel, Cllr Nash, Cllr Wray and Cllr Mohammed.

Contact: Chloe Dummer, Asset Management & Regeneration Officer 07891 277258 Email:

Publication date: 10/05/2022

Date of decision: 18/05/2022

Effective from: 26/05/2022

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