Highbury Corner

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Reference: 
2018/2113
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It has been reported by the Islington Gazette newspaper that contractors for Transport for London (TfL) laid the wrong paving at Highbury Corner.  Please state the cost of initially installing the paving and the cost for the replacement the paving.  Please also state what steps have been undertaken to investigate why such a serious mistake occurred in a contract set by TfL and confirm that the contractor rather than TfL will be picking up this bill.

Answer

Answer for Highbury Corner

Answer for Highbury Corner

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The works to replace the paving to the station forecourt were part of the larger project to replace the bridge carrying the A1 Holloway Road over the North and East London railway lines. This has been a very complex civil engineering project that has successfully replaced a 100 year old bridge.

 

There were some issues with the way the paving outside the station was laid. This was investigated, and Transport for London (TfL) has agreed a way forward with its contractor, which places no additional cost on TfL.

 

Works to rectify the area have now started as part of the new scheme underway to transform Highbury Corner roundabout and improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.