{meta} Agenda for Property / Regeneration Briefing on Monday, 10 January 2022, 3.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Mike Relph, Senior Democratic Services Advisor 

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)

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Public Briefing Items

The following items are for the primary purpose of providing members of the public with all relevant information on the respective matters, other than those elements, which in accordance with the relevant sections of the Local Government Act 1972, remain confidential and require that any arising decision is taken in Part 2 of the agenda.


Trafford Road Improvement Works - Release of Contingency Funds (see item 6(a)) pdf icon PDF 243 KB


Exclusion of the Public


Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)


Trafford Road Improvement Works - Release of Contingency Funds pdf icon PDF 198 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor John Merry, Deputy City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby:


  1. Approve the release of contingency funds already allocated to the Trafford Road Improvements project, to cover increased construction costs, arising from agreed and pending compensation events, over and above the previously approved risk allowance. 


  1. Approve the release of the remaining contingency funds to be drawn down on by the NEC Project Manager in consultation with the project team, to make  further payments directly related to the Trafford Road Improvements project up to project completion.  This amount shall not cause overall expenditure to exceed the approved project budget.


The reasons are as development and delivery of the project has progressed, approvals have been given to draw down on the project funding against project expenditure.  The total of approved expenditure is within the overall project budget, leaving a contingency amount to be used for increases in project costs.


The project is now in its delivery stage and increases have occurred in construction costs and for additional design and in-house costs.  These have caused the forecast of committed expenditure to exceed the total approved to date.  Approval to draw down on the project contingency is therefore needed to meet committed and forecast expenditure.


Options considered and rejected:             n/a


Assessment of Risk: Low - Funding for the project has already been committed.  Growth Deal funds have been expended and reclaimed from GMCA.  The forecast final expenditure remains within the overall total of committed funding.


The source of funding is:                            Growth Deal 3 Major Project with additional funding from the Mayor’s Challenge Fund for cycling and walking improvements and local match funding

Legal Advice obtained:                               Tony Hatton, Shared Legal Service


Financial Advice obtained:                         Natalie Birchall, Finance Officer


Procurement Advice obtained:                  Christine Flisk, Procurement Manager


Climate Change Advice obtained:            Richard Tindall, Principal Engineer


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

  • Public briefing report submitted to Property/Regen Briefing on 10 January 2022
  • Report to Property and Regeneration on 19th February 2020
  • Notice of Decisions Agreed at the GMCA held on 26th June 2020
  • Record of Decision of Property / Regeneration Briefing on 9th November 2020


Contact Officer:        Ricard Tindall, Principal Engineer                       

                                 Tel No 0161 779 4866



*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

           /Strategic Director

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


Signed: Councillor John Merry

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10 January 2022



*           This decision was published on Monday 10 January 2022                                            

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 17 January 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision-Making Process Rules.



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