The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Cabinet Meeting: 11 January, 2016

Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services

Award of Works Contract - Barry Harbour Road Causeway Phase 3

Purpose of the Report

  1. To advise Members regarding the procurement exercise undertaken in respect of the Barry Harbour Road Causeway and to appoint a main contractor in respect of the Phase 3 works relating the construction of a shared walking and cycleway scheme linking the Barry Harbour Road Causeway to the Old Harbour car park and including upgrade works to the revetment along the route.


  1. That Members note this report and deal with the matter under the Part II report further on the agenda.

Reason for the Recommendation

  1. Consideration of the tender submissions are detailed under the Part II Report.


  1. As part of the Council's programme of regeneration, funding has been allocated in the Council's Capital Programme for 2014-15 to cover the costs associated with the provision of a shared footway/ cycleway scheme between the Ship Inn junction and Barry Island and this includes associated highway works to improve traffic flows. The Phase 1 works providing a new junction layout at the Ship Inn was completed in July 2015 and the Phase 2 works which seek to widen the existing footway to provide for the shared footway/cycleway is currently on site. The Phase 3 works required both planning permission and a Marine Consent approval from the Welsh Government. The planning application relating to the scheme was submitted in November 2015 (Reference 2015/01298/FUL) and a was granted approval in December 2015. The required Marine Consent was granted in November 2015.
  2. The Phase 3 works provide for improvements to the revetment in support of the Council's Shoreline Management arrangements and the creation of a walkway/cycleway link on top of the improvement works. The works carried out in 2013-14 to provide for a new route around Friars Point and the works proposed as part of the Waterfront development bringing a cycleway across the West Pond to the Old Harbour car park both improve the cycle network in and around Barry Island. This project seeks to provide a further linkage in that network.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Following the approval of the draft scheme design by the relevant Project Board the Council's Consultants, Cedm Ltd, put together the relevant tender document and a contract procurement exercise was undertaken.
  2. A tender assessment report has been produced, which indicates that tenders were submitted by four contractors and included J.Mc Carthy Contractors, Dyer and Butler, Alun Griffiths Contractors and Walters.
  3. The details of the bids submitted are indicated in the Part II item reported later on the agenda for this meeting.
  4. Following assessment, the bid by J.Mc Carthy Contractors is considered to be the most economically advantageous.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. The tender price is within the cost estimate for this phase of the works and a budget has been allocated in the Councils Capital programme.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. The scheme seeks to repair the revetment in line with the Councils Shoreline Management Plan.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. The Council will need to enter into an appropriate form of works contract in relation to control of the construction works.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. There are no crime and disorder implications.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. The scheme has been designed to accommodate access for all.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. The scheme supports the health and wellbeing policies of the Council and contributes to the ongoing regeneration of Barry and the approaches to Barry Island.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. Ward Members have been consulted on the report and any comments will be reported at Cabinet.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. Economy and Environment.

Background Papers


Contact Officer

John Dent - Major Projects Manager

Officers Consulted

Senior Lawyer

Strategic Estates Manager

Operational Manager for Finance

Director of Environment and Housing Services

Head of Visible Services and Transport

Head of Regeneration and Planning

Responsible Officer

Miles Punter - Director of Environment and Visible Services