Decision details

Welwyn Garden City North Development - Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) relating to the procurement of a decked car park on the Campus West site.


(1)        The Decision Taken




That the Cabinet, in accordance with the unanimous recommendation of the Cross Party Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Regeneration Board, to award the pre-construction services agreement for Campus West car park to Bourne Parking Limited for a sum of £146,827.


(2)        Reasons for the Decision


The Council had been awarded Homes England funding to develop housing on the Welwyn Garden City North site. To achieve this, parking across the site had to be reconfigured and consolidated. A key component of this was the construction of a decked car park on the Campus West car park to offset the loss of spaces at Campus East.


The Member Regeneration Board unanimously recommended to the Cabinet that the contract for the construction of a decked car park at Campus West be awarded to Bourne Parking.


(Note:  Councillor D.Bell declared an interest in this item – Minute 111 refers).


(Note: The Chairman of the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been given notice that it was impracticable to comply with the requirement that at least twenty eight days notice must be given of the intention to make a key decision not in the Forward Plan and in the private section of the meeting in accordance with Regulations 5 and 10 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 for items 121.1, 121.2 and 121.3 because they were urgent and could not reasonably be deferred for the reason specified).


The reason for these items is to enable the award of contracts to proceed without delay.

Report author: Andrew Harper, Ka Ng

Publication date: 13/03/2020

Date of decision: 10/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/03/2020

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