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Decision Subject To Call In
A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme -Full Business Case (FBC)
Include item on Forward Plan/ Key Decision
Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
Details for Agenda Sheet
Report of Director - Inclusive Growth
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 15 Oct 2019
To seek approval to the Full Business Case and Contract Award
Key Portfolio
OLD - Transport and Environment
Decision Maker
Chief Officer Decision Maker
Reason For Key Decision

over £1m capital

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Decision Maker:
Inclusive Growth
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Private Reason
3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the council)
Decision Outcome

On 15 October 2019, Cabinet:-

(i) Approved the Full Business Case (FBC) for the A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme as set out in Appendix A to the report at an estimated capital cost of £27.1m (plus £2.95m contingency) and as shown on the scheme plan in Appendix B to the report;

(ii) Approved the placing of orders up to £30.05m, subject to the Commonwealth Games Change Control process for the £2.95m contingency provision, to deliver the scheme;

(iii) Agreed to delegate the award of the highway construction works contract using the Council’s Highways and Infrastructure Works Framework Agreement to the Assistant Director of Transport and Connectivity subject to the works cost being within budget;

(iv) Agreed to delegate the approval of the changes to the highway including the highway boundary arising from upgrading the Bus Interchange (subject to final design and planning consent being secured) to the Assistant Director of Transport and Connectivity;

(v) Agreed to delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Transport and Connectivity to:

• Authorise the Bus Interchange works to be delivered by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) subject to a Section 278 agreement or

• (Subject to a delivery agreement with TfWM) Authorise the Bus Interchange works to be included within in the A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme construction works.

(vi) Authorised the discharge of petitions 2109, 2121 and 2137 submitted to the Council, received post Options Appraisal Report presented to Cabinet on the 12 February 2019, in relation to the removal of the Perry Barr Flyover and that Councillors Jon Hunt and Morriam Jan and the first-named petitioners be informed accordingly, with the exception of petition no. 2142 (and 2156) which will be debated at Full Council as detailed in Section 5, paragraph 5.12 to the report;

(vii) Authorised the Assistant Director of Transport and Connectivity and the Assistant Director of Planning, subject to agreement between the respective parties, including Lendlease, as to the financial impact arising from the reallocation of works between the two contracts, to make variation to the A34 Perry Barr Highway Improvement Scheme contract and the Perry Barr Residential Scheme contract to transfer the design and delivery of the Aldridge Road public realm works to the highways contract;

(viii) Approved placing orders with statutory undertakers to move their apparatus up to the value of £2m, which is included within the estimated overall scheme costs of £27.1m as set out in decision (i) above;

(ix) Authorised the City Solicitor (or their delegate) to complete all relevant documents necessary to give effect to the above decisions.


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Aston; Birchfield; Lozells; Perry Barr


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Sustainability and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 3, items 1 to 10 of 27.
30/07/2019 17:21:24Janet HinksBusiness Item Created 
30/07/2019 17:21:24Janet HinksCommittee AddedCabinet
30/07/2019 17:21:24Janet HinksMeeting Added29/10/2019 10:00AM
30/07/2019 17:21:25Janet HinksWorkflow AssignedWorkflow ID 824B2D37-217F-4B5A-8022-99FA46FF38D4
30/07/2019 17:22:24Janet HinksWard AddedAston
30/07/2019 17:22:24Janet HinksWard AddedBirchfield
30/07/2019 17:22:24Janet HinksWard AddedLozells
30/07/2019 17:22:24Janet HinksWard AddedPerry Barr
30/07/2019 17:23:26Janet HinksContacts Edited 
30/07/2019 17:27:23Janet HinksConsultation/Comments Edited 


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