Based on our experience of working with arts organisations on other build projects we were appointed by Arts Council England at the end of RIBA Stage 2. Our role was to provide specialist capital project monitoring support to ACE’s Capital Projects Team and the Southbank Centre during the detailed design development, procurement and construction phases of this complex major project through to the reopening of its venues.
Our core mission was to ensure the build project remained appropriately focused and on course in the face of issues and challenges and associated programme and cost risks.
We were able to apply our wealth of knowledge of the key risk areas and issues, gained from our experience across a wide range of cultural and refurbishment projects, to feed into and assist the project’s management and decision making processes. This support helped ensure that the key stakeholder objectives of the project were retained and achieved.
The re-imagined space re-opened to great critical acclaim, with RIBA praising the way the “refurbished buildings celebrate the uniqueness of the Southbank Centre and truly enhance the visitor and performer experience”.