Agenda item

80 Fenchurch Street

Report of the Director of the Built Environment


The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment seeking authority to undertake the required Section 278 highways works in the vicinity of the development at 80 Fenchurch Street. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and drew Members’ attention to the key points.


In response to a query from a Member, the Director of the Built Environment confirmed that the project enabled improvements to the lighting in the area, and that officers were working with the police on anti-social behaviour. An update on the implementation of the Lighting Strategy could be brought to a future committee meeting ahead of its completion. In response to a query from Member regarding carriageway reprofiling and the costs it incurred, the Director of the Built Environment advised that efforts were made to mitigate against this during the planning process, including a standard planning condition. However, errors were still sometimes made by developers during construction, and the costs of rectifying these errors were picked up by the developer.


RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub-Committee:


  1. Approve the revised budget of £291,397 (an increase of £251,397, excluding risk and commuted maintenance) is set up to reach Gateway 6;


  1. Note the Risk Provision of £24,478 (to be drawn down via budget adjustment if required);


  1. Note the Commuted Maintenance sum of £9,650;


  1. Note the revised total project cost of £325,525 inclusive of risk and commuted maintenance;


  1. Approve the project to move from the ‘light’ to ‘regular’ route as set out in the Gateway Procedures;


  1. Approve the design option shown in Appendix 4 – Scheme Design for construction;


  1. Delegate to the Director of the Built Environment authority to approve budget adjustments, above the existing authority within the project procedures and in consultation with Chamberlains, between budget lines if this is within the approved total project budget amount; and


  1. Delegate to the Director of the Built Environment, in consultation with the Chamberlain, authority to further increase or amend the project budgets in the future (above the level of the existing delegated authority) should any increase be fully funded by the Developer.

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