Issue details

West Kirby Flood Alleviation Scheme

Authority was delegated to the Director of Neighbourhood Services by the Environment Climate Emergency and Transport Committee on 15 November 2021 for the award of contracts for the West Kirby Flood Alleviation scheme procured using the Environment Agency’s Collaborative Delivery Framework.

This report requests the Director of Neighbourhoods to award a New Engineering Contract version 4 Engineering Construction Contract (ECC) for the construction and delivery of the scheme at South Parade, West Kirby to reduce the risk of tidal flooding through the construction of a curvilinear flood wall, reconstruction of the promenade and public realm improvements to the Old Baths Site and highway. The scheme also provides a reduction in flood risk, through improvements in protection, to the Wirral Sailing Centre and West Kirby Sailing Club.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/04/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision to award a construction phase ECC contract for the West Kirby Flood Alleviation Scheme must be taken on or around 11 April 2022 so that the contract can be executed by 18 April 2022, otherwise the project delivery programme requiring completion of key construction activities by October 2022, which is a condition of Planning Consent, will not be met, and up to £8m in grant funding currently due to Wirral Council may be withdrawn.

Decision due: 11 Apr 2022 by Director of Neighbourhood Services

Lead director: Director of Neighbourhood Services

Contact: Nicola Butterworth, Director of Neighbourhood Services Email: Tel: 0151 606 2130.