Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing

Ralph Hardwick made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Please can you advise how many TfL people have been working on the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing project on a month by month basis for 2019 and 2020?

What is the cumulative costing for TfL personnel working on this project?

What is the cumulative cost to date for 2019 and 2020 for all agencies working on the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing project that TfL or the GLA are paying for?

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Hardwick

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Hardwick

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0836-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 17 August 2020 asking for
information about the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing.

 

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Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

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Dear Mr Hardwick

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0836-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 17 August 2020 asking for
information about the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing.

 

Your request is being considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I
can confirm we hold some of the information you require.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
a qualified exemption that applies to the requested information and have
not yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section
43(2) – prejudice to commercial interests. It is estimated that a decision
will be reached by 13 October 2020 and I will write again to inform you of
that decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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Dear Mr Hardwick

 

Our Ref:         FOI-0836-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 17 August 2020 asking for
information about the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing. I apologise for the
delay in my response.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we hold some of the information you require. You asked:

 

Please can you advise how many TfL people have been working on the
Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing project on a month by month basis for 2019 and
2020?

What is the cumulative costing for TfL personnel working on this project?

 

We do not hold this information. Whilst we do have information on TfL
staff who are involved in the project, this would not include staff such
as apprentices, or those from Legal, Finance, and Procurement who would
have also been involved in other projects whilst working on the
Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing so their time and salary would not be directly
attributable just to this scheme.

 

What is the cumulative cost to date for 2019 and 2020 for all agencies
working on the Rotherhithe Ferry Crossing project that TfL or the GLA are
paying for?

 

Please see the requested information in the table below:

 

Item Activities Invoice (£)
Steer Group Transport planning, impact analysis and 625,013.05
design development, including work
through sub-consultants Beckett
Rankine, Nash and Quod
Marico River vessel traffic surveys and 13,025.59
navigational analysis
Quod Town planning support (completion of 8,576.00
work on the bridge option, including
exploration of safeguarding options)
Briggs Marine Market testing and lessons learnt from 5,750.00
Woolwich Ferry
K&L G Commercial and legal advice, including 294,766.00
development of contracts for the
proposed build and operation of the
ferry service
BDBP Planning and property legal advice 31,305.80
Atkins Engineering and architectural design 4,590.00
(end of work on the bridge option)
Procurement (Deloitte) Strategic advice and management of the 229,700.00
ferry procurement workstream, including
coordination of technical
specifications.

 

Please note that owing to the impact of coronavirus on our finances, it
has been necessary to pause work on this scheme at the current time, as on
a number of other schemes across London. The longer-term future of the
project will be considered once our longer-term funding position is
clearer. 

 

If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to
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Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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