Issue details

Leader's Urgent Decision - Hammersmith Bridge Options Report

1.1.        After extensive investigations Hammersmith Bridge has been found to need considerable refurbishment. LBHF working with TfL have completed a feasibility report on the requirements needed to refurbish the bridge. From that report a few options for Hammersmith Bridge refurbishment have been developed.


1.2.         This report recommends the progression of one option out of three and Transport for London (TfL) have committed funding for this work including the cost of insurance for the works. The funding committed is £25 million.


1.3.         The Council will be required to purchase additional insurance for some advanced works on the pedestals that will significantly reduce the refurbishment works programme. The cost of this will be reimbursed as part of the £25m indicated above, however as the Council will be the principal insured party, this report is seeking approval to place the insurance contract. This report will be one of a series of reports as the works progresses.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/Income - Revenue between £500,000 and £5m and Capital between £1.5m and £5m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/09/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Report access: Open report with exempt appendix;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: November 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Lead director: Director Highways & Parks

Department: The Environment department (former Residents'Services)

Contact: Ian Hawthorn Email: Tel: 020 8753 3058.

Reason No Public Access: PART OPEN PART PRIVATE Part of this report is exempt from disclosure on the grounds that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information) under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.