Decision details

Crossford Bridge 3G Pitch Project

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Leisure, Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Trafford Council has been successful in bidding for £1 million of funding from the Football Foundation to install a new full sized 3G pitch at Crossford Bridge in Sale. The project is part of Trafford Council’s capital investment into new and improved football facilities.

 

The grant was formally accepted by the Council on 26January 2024 and  approval is sought to enter into the building contract and progress the project to the commencement of construction until completion.

Decision:

1)     That the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance, be delegated authority to negotiate and agree the terms of any agreements, contracts and appointments in connection with the relevant contractors and specialists required to deliver the project and to enter into the necessary agreements, contracts and appointments.

 

2)     That the Director of Legal and Governance be delegated authority to enter and sign and/or seal the said agreements and contracts on behalf of the Council.

Reasons for the decision:

Trafford Council has been successful in bidding for £1 million of funding from the Football Foundation to install a new full sized 3G pitch at Crossford Bridge in Sale. The grant was formally accepted by the Council on 26 January 2024 and this decision will allow the project to progress to the construction delivery stage.

Alternative options considered:

The Council can decide to abort the project. The facility is much needed in Trafford as outlined in the Playing Pitch Strategy and Local Football Facilities Plan. The aims and objectives from the project and positive outcomes for physical activity and improved health and wellbeing will not be achieved. There will also be abortive costs to consider which include the Council’s expenditure to date and possibly the expenditure incurred by the Football Foundation as per the framework contract.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Publication date: 13/02/2024

Date of decision: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 21/02/2024

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