An additional £115k is set to be tipped into the replacement of a key retaining wall at Bromley Council’s Central Depot, bringing the running total to £831k for the project.

Members of Bromley Council’s executive will consider the extra funding at their January 15 meeting, with a council report saying the wall is “cracking and bulging”.

In a report to be presented to members, officers state the wall is at the rear of the recycling centre, which backs onto a higher parcel of land which includes a mud track which provides access for houses behind the Depot.

“The wall is cracking and bulging in places and significant repairs are required to ensure the continued stability of the wall,” the report states.

Work foreshadowed on the project includes the demolition of some of the existing buildings, construction of a new concrete retaining wall, and the setting of a new concrete area to replace the existing ground floor slab.

Council already approved an extra £500k from the project at a meeting  in March 2018, on top of the £216k initially budgeted for it.

However, additional research undertaken since a tender was appointed for the project show more work is needed.

According to council, a plan to reconfigure roads within the depot to improve movement around the household waste recycling centre is also in place.

“As the proposed routes take heavy vehicles closer to the wall, a wider

reinforced concrete slab to a Highways standard had to be incorporated in the design,” the council states.

“As a result of the additional enabling works and specification amendments, the allocated budget is not sufficient.”

The additional funding is set to come from the Infrastructure Investment reserve, which currently has a balance of £254k.