Decision details

York Street - Phase 2 Vault Repairs: Additional Budget

Decision Maker: Director of Sustainable Communities

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To fund the completion of committed highways works to York Street to replace waterproofing above the vault and reconstruct the road to complete the repairs and reduce risk of any premature failure of the vault in the future. At the same time to improve the public realm in York Street between Kingston Parade and Stall street and the northern section of Swallow Street which included resurfacing in in high-quality natural stone.


To fully approve capital amounting to £175k from capital contingency.

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing: the Council has a responsibility for maintenance of this structure and the road above - it would have failed to deliver its statutory obligations. The project also delivers improvements to the access to the new World Heritage Visitor Centre and Clore Learning Centre so it was included in the bid for funding for these from National Heritage Lottery Funding.

Publication date: 21/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022