{meta} Decision - Greening the Grey - Lowry Plaza Improvement Project

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Councillor Hinds, Lead Member for Finance and Support Services and chairman of the Procurement Board, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve:


A total expenditure of £338,712.21 for the implementation of the Greening the Grey: Lowry Plaza Improvement project comprising of:


  1. A Target Price of £306.506 submitted by Groundworks Landscapes LTD to carry out the works.


  1. Urban Vision Professional Services fees of £32,206.21Landscape Design, Supervision, and CDM duties associated with the above works.


Detail required

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Greening the Grey: Lowry Plaza Improvement Project 

Name of Successful Contractor

Groundworks Landscape Ltd

Supplier Registration Number

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Private Limited Company

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Contract Value

Other Costs



Full Project

Contract Duration

3 Months

Contract Start Date


Contract End Date


Optional Extension Period 1


Optional Extension Period 2


Who will approve each Extension Period?

Strategic Director (extension < £150k)

Contact Officer (Name & number)

Peter O’Hare x6040

Lead Service Group


How the contract was procured?

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Framework Call-off (Mini Competition)

Framework Details (where applicable)

(Procurement Body, Framework Reference & Title, Start/End Dates, Hyperlink, etc.)


Funding Source

Combination of Above (please detail below)

Capital Programme & s.106



The Reasons are: The project will provide significant environmental improvements to one of Salford’s major visitor attractions. It will also improve safety and enhance access across the plaza through enhanced lighting and the reprofiling of adjoining spaces.

Options considered and rejected were: Do nothing; it would not have achieved the strategic aim to increase greening across the Salford Quays.  More comprehensive development; Cost would have been prohibitive and would not have met Value for Money assessments. 

Assessment of Risk: Low/Medium; contract value is relatively low and works are not extensive.  Legal advice highlights that any section 106 works could be challenged by developer as to appropriateness; it is deemed that the works conform to original description. There is a retained risk that 

The source of funding is a combination of Capital Programme 2018/2019 & s.106 payments (received).

Legal Advice obtained: Tony Hatton 0161 219 6323 .

Financial Advice obtained: Natalie Birchall  0161 793 2316 .

Procurement Advice obtained Deborah Derbyshire 0161 686 6244 .

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

008814-UVP-ELS-XX-DR-L-0002_D2_P08 Landscape General Arrangement


Contact Officer: Peter O’Hare                           Tel No: 0161 779 6040


*         This matter is not subject to consideration by any other Lead Member


*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.




Signed:      BILL HINDS                          Dated:        06 March 2019                   

                     Lead Member



*         This decision was published on 06 March 2019


*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 13 March 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 06/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Procurement Board

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Accompanying Documents: