G&T was awarded a sole framework for the provision of independent assurance services at Heathrow Airport for an initial five year regulatory period commencing in 2014, which was incrementally extended through to the end of 2021. We have successfully negotiated our role for a further five year period on a 2+3 year basis.
We provide an ongoing assessment of the reasonableness of all major decisions made on key programmes and projects and give a real-time opinion that capital is being expended efficiently to deliver the outcomes of the business cases. We are required to deploy expertise in the many facets of infrastructure delivery to ensure that we identify and report on issues that affect capital efficiency. This involves our team assuring the programme and project development process through major gateways followed by monthly reviews through the design and delivery phases. This includes reviewing the brief and business case, through governance, design development, procurement, delivery and transition to operation.
We are required to deploy expertise in the many facets of infrastructure and building delivery – including development and programme/project management incorporating knowledge of cost, schedule, risk and opportunity, contract formation and management, procurement and construction – to ensure that we identify and report on issues that affect delivery of value. Maintaining independence and transparency is absolutely vital in the role to ensure we maintain the trust and respect of our clients whilst building mutually respectful relationships. We maintain a collaborative, engaging and challenging approach in our work.
We are engaged on a diverse range of programmes and projects from typically £20m to £1bn+ incorporating:
- Asset replacement
- Airport resilience
- Passenger experience
- On and Off Airport Expansion