Decision details

Foregill Bridge - Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to award contract for repair works to be carried out at Foregill Bridge, Richmond.


To award an NEC 4 ECC Option E contract through the CECF 2021 Lot 3 for the rebuild of Foregill Bridge to CR Reynolds Ltd.

Reasons for the decision:

To start repair works as soon as possible to make safe.

The structure is partially collapsed, measures have been undertaken to stabilise it in the short term including weekly monitoring visits. During the temporary stabilisation works, two large voids within the structure were uncovered.

Alternative options considered:

Various maintenance and contract options were considered. Despite all best efforts to minimise risk on an Option A-D contract, we think that the unknowns, timescales and third parties outside of our control still pose a significant financial risk to the project. It was decided that an Option E contract is the best way forward, allowing the opportunity to react to changes without incurring so much of the expense.

Publication date: 14/06/2024

Date of decision: 14/06/2024

Effective from: 22/06/2024

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