Issue details

Eastern Gateway, Crawley Growth programme- Contract award

In August 2017 the Leader approved the Crawley Growth Programme (ref report: LDR04 17.18 ) and following approval of the business case by the West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership, delegated authority to the Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment (now Director of Place Services) to progress the projects.


Eastern Gateway is a key project within the growth programme.


The £8.35m scheme will:


        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;

        Support the delivery of residential and commercial development in Crawley Town centre;

        Improve the public realm and living environment in the town.


In February 2019, the Executive Director, Economy, Infrastructure and Environment approved the commencement of the tender process to secure a design and build Contractor through the WSCC Highways Design and Build framework.


Following completion of the Tender process, the Executive Director of Place Services is asked to approve the award of a design and build contract through the WSCC highways framework.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Northgate & West Green;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/04/2019

Decision due: July 2019 by Executive Director Place Services

Lead member: Lee Harris, Director of Place Services

Lead director: Executive Director Place Services

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

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director of Place Services via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


A full engagement exercise took place in June/July 2018.

Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart Tel: 0330 22 22540

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

  • Business case  
  • Consultation report