The Tipner West regeneration project is a mixture of land remediation and reclamation just off the main arterial road into Portsmouth. The project is one of the largest and most ambitious mixed developments for the south coast of England in generations.
Tipner West will provide over 1 million sq ft of marine employment and more than 4,000 homes in a community space that will aim to set a new benchmark in sustainable people-based design.
Portsmouth City Council (PCC) has engaged G&T amongst its advisory team to support infrastructure programmatic thinking. G&T has also worked with PCC to develop a market engagement strategy to ensure stakeholders and suppliers are informed of the opportunities as the project proceeds and as part of this work developed a Balanced Scorecard.
The Balanced Scorecard is a Cabinet Office recommended best practice device for major projects that helps clearly articulate the key benefits that PCC seeks to deliver in partnership with the supply chain over the tenure of the project.
G&T has also led on the introduction of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) Project Initiation Routemap, specifically the '6 Pillars of Procurement' approach - a set of tools developed for the delivery of economic and social infrastructure and drawing on best practice from previous major projects. This work has helped PCC establish what they need to do to create the appropriate delivery environment for their project.
The development of programmatic thinking enables PCC to give focus to the driving of benefits realisation, particularly in areas of social and economic value add, so often marginalised during delivery.
The approach in delivering social infrastructure using techniques more commonly found in economic infrastructure, the use of project controls environments, benefits realisation tools, supply market analytics, client configuration tools and strategic sustainable procurement allows our clients to realise greater value when using public funds through their relationship with the private sector.