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Structural Repairs to Avon Fixed Bridge and associated Cumberland Basin Complex Structures

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update cabinet on Avon Fixed Bridge and the wider Cumberland Basin complex and to seek approval for additional capital funding, future capital funding streams and timeframes and phasing to progress strategic high priority capital works.



That Cabinet:

1.      Approved the allocation of the underspends from St Peters Rise of £457k, underspend from Park St. of £160k, any remaining underspend from Cumberland Road (to be confirmed at completion) estimated at £400k and utilisation of Highways block funding cumulatively assessed to be in the region of just over £1m to fund Phase 1 and 2 for Avon Fixed bridge and the Active Management Plan for the whole network.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member Transport to take all steps required to spend the approved funding (including procuring and awarding contracts over the key decision threshold) as outlined in this report.

3.      Noted that execution and completion of phases 1 and 2 will facilitate for a strong new Business Case for any future Capital funding opportunities (i.e., CRSTS 2 funding or reallocation from any unspent CRSTS 1 funds) to then successfully deliver the estimated £2m - £3m for Phase 3 structural repairs to Avon fixed bridge itself and also any other urgent strategic Phase 3 repairs/component replacement on the remaining structures within the overall Cumberland complex, as a whole.

Report author: Shaun Taylor

Publication date: 05/09/2023

Date of decision: 05/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 05/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/09/2023

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