Decision details

Purchase Planters as part of the streetscape and green infrastructure elements of the Hereford City Centre Improvements (HCCI)

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

In addition to the review of the existing High Town design it has been determined that the provision of streetscape and green infrastructure elements is a valuable part of the overall public realm improvements to be delivered as part of the HCCI.

This package of streetscape and green infrastructure elements will be identified and procured within the initial phase of the project and will include:
• Street furniture including benches and bins
• Trees and soft landscaping
• Public art
• Provisions to maintain public safety including the risk of errant vehicles
• Cycle storage provision
• Street Lighting
• Improvements to the facilities for markets and events
• Measures to improve air quality
The distribution of these streetscape elements will be undertaken in parallel with the design review and where appropriate they will be installed within the public realm at this point. This will provide for an early enhancement to the public realm whilst other elements come forward over a longer period.

These works will be funded from the LEP Getting Building Grant.

A design process to identify the planters to be purchased has been undertaken which has included consultation with the Cabinet Member, Ward Member, Hereford City Council, Hereford Business Improvement District and the Hereford Tree Forum. Feedback from this consultation has identified a preferred style of planter and tree species which has been agreed with the Cabinet Member.

Following the selection of a planter style BBLP sought three quotations for supply of the planters.

Supplier Planter Unit Price Comment
1 £8,200 Price includes trees soil and plants.
Can deliver 90% of planters by end of March 2021.
Payment made on delivery.
2 Provided provisional price but were unable to supply by end of March and required 50% payment in advance. On this basis further enquiry was not pursued.
3 £9,485 Price excludes trees, soil and plants.
50% payment in advance was required.

The first supplier has been selected on the basis of their ability to deliver the majority of the planters by the end of March 2021, their payment terms and on the basis their price was lower than the other compliant quotations.


Contact: James Fishlock, Infrastructure Manager Email: james.fishlock@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 14/10/2021

Date of decision: 26/02/2021

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