Issue details

Budget Increase: Crawley Growth Programme Eastern Gateway Scheme

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.


Design fees were allocated to each Crawley growth programme project.  A design budget increase is required of £800k from within the Eastern gateway allocation of £8.35m. The eastern gateway allocation of £8.35m remains unchanged but the increase in design budget is required to:


-      Undertake further redesign works, accommodate the new town hall schemes interface (Estimated design fee and project management cost are £380k).

-      Complete liaison work with the utility providers. 


The Executive Director Place Services will be asked, prior to the award of the construction contract, to increase the Design Budget. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Northgate & West Green;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2021

Decision due: March 2021 by Executive Director Place Services

Lead member: Lee Harris, Executive Director Place Services

Contact: Marie Ovenden, Growth Programme Delivery Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23854.

Consultation process

Representation can be made in the month before that in which the decision is due to be taken.


Crawley Growth Board

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel. 033 022 22551

Background3: A Prosperous Place

Background papers

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