Decision details

Award of Contract and Endorsement of Fund Allocation: Crawley Growth Programme Eastern Gateway Scheme OKD73 20-21

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In August 2017 the Leader approved the Crawley Growth Programme LDR04 17.18 and following approval of the business case by the Coast to Capital  Local Enterprise Partnership, delegated authority to the (then entitled) Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment to progress the projects.


The Eastern Gateway scheme is a key project within the growth programme and seeks to improve connectivity between the town and key development sites in the vicinity of the proposals including the Town Hall, County Buildings, Crawley College and Telford Place.  In February 2019, the Executive Director approved the commencement of the tender process to secure a design and build Contractor through the WSCC Highways Design and Build framework. The design contract (stage 1) was awarded to Volker Fitzpatrick.




1.   The Executive Director for Place Services has approved the allocation of the remaining unspent project budget of £7.360m to complete construction. This includes an allocation of up to £0.500k for this project, from within the Crawley Growth programme capital allocation to increase Eastern Gateway’s total budget from a total of £8.350m to a total £8.850m; and

2.   approved the award of the Phase 2 contract (the construction phase) to Volker Fitzpatrick Limited and endorses that the Contract Target Price is within the above remaining budget constraint of £7.360m.


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Publication date: 18/05/2021

Date of decision: 18/05/2021

Effective from: 28/05/2021

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