FOI request detail

Garden Bridge

Request ID: FOI-1243-1718
Date published: 18 September 2017

You asked

As a follow up request, (FOI-1208-1718 ) please provide a further breakdown of each of the following payments referenced in this information by line item, stating what element of each payment was for. 1) For payments referred to in section A of the below document, please provide a further breakdown by line item of all payments to each of the following against the Garden Bridge project code. Please state what each individual payment was for. a) Arup b) BDB c) Monument Consultancy Ltd 2) For each of the following payments referenced in the below documentation a) Services in kind, covered under the funding agreement (primarily on securing planning permission, legal fees and TfL internal staff costs) b) Grant payments, as per the schedule in the funding agreement c) Please provide a further breakdown by line item, and please state what each individual payment was for. 3) As per section 5 of the below funding agreement, please provide a copy of all contracts between the Garden Bridge Trust and any contractors or designers engaged in relation to the project over the cost of £250,000 held by TfL.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1243-1718

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 23 August 2017 asking for information about the Garden Bridge.

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.

For question 1, please see the attached file containing the information you have requested.

In relation to question 2, the breakdown of both of these items is provided in the file you have linked to under Q1. The only difference is that the file in Q1 refers to £10.63m of TfL spend and the file in Q2 talks about £10.67m – The difference of approximately £40k is money paid to Gowling WLG in the period between these two documents being produced.

We do not hold the information requested in question 3. The Garden Bridge Trust is a private company and we (TfL) do not hold any information regarding the Garden Bridge Trust's expenditure, contracts and internal budgets. We do not consider that any part of the funding agreement determines that we should obtain and provide information held by the Garden Bridge Trust in order to answer FOI (or Environmental Information Regulation) requests directed to TfL, except where this information is held on our behalf (which is covered within section 26.1 and 26.2).

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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