Decision details

Marage Path - Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Award of the contract for Marage Path Retaining Wall (No.3845.1) Rebuild to Wilf Noble Construction for £226,079.

This is a capital scheme and exceeds the budget of £180,000 from the reserve created. The difference will be made up from the H&T Capital Programme Allocation.

Reasons for the decision:

The wall is in a very poor condition and in need of a repair. Temporary works to get it through Christmas 2022 are already beginning to fail and a full rebuild of the wall is required. The Bid tender has been accepted as it is close to the estimated cost and is most likely higher due to current levels of inflation

Alternative options considered:

The path sits atop and 1.5 to 2m high wall, running close to the river, with a listed monument behind it. The only option is to rebuild the wall, maintaining its appearance whilst also making it more robust against the effects of the river.

Publication date: 04/08/2022

Date of decision: 11/07/2022