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Local Growth Academy: Strategic Management of Major Projects

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15-17 Furnival Street

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EC4A 1AB

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0900h Registration and refreshments

0930h Setting the Scene

Dr Peter O’Brien, Deputy Local Growth Consultant, HEFCE

This introduction will outline the broader policy background against which major infrastructure and urban development projects in the UK (especially England) are being developed and implemented.


0950h Infrastructure Business Models

iBUILD Infrastructure Research Centre

Drawing upon research of the the UK Research Council-funded iBUILD programme, conducted jointly by Newcastle University, University of Birmingham and the University of Leeds, this session will illustrate the various components of an infrastructure business model, and in particular the value creation and value capture mechanisms needed to ensure that major projects are planned and delivered on time, to budget and able to realise positive economic, social and/or environmental outcomes and impacts.

1030h Private Sector Perspective

Andy Rumfitt, Director, Economic Development and Regeneration, AECOM

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional and technical services’ firms responsible for designing, building, financing and operating infrastructure assets. This session will give an insight, based on the company’s global experience, into the specific tools and mechanisms that AECOM deploys, in partnership with public and private actors, to help manage complex infrastructure projects.

1130h Public Sector Perspective

Infrastructure Projects Authority (Invited)

The Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA) is the Government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects. The IPA works with national and local actors to support the delivery of all types of infrastructure and major projects, including railways, schools, hospitals, housing, ICT and major transformation programmes. This session will hear about the processes needed to create the right environment for successful project implementation.

1215h Case Study #1 Newcastle Science Central

Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Dean of Strategic Projects, Newcastle University

Newcastle Science Central is a 24-acre prime city-centre development in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, and is the largest development of its kind in the UK. The £350 million project is bringing together Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, public sector, communities, business and industry, and aims to create a global centre for urban innovation in the heart of the city.


1245h Case Study #2 UCLAN Engineering Innovation Centre,

Peter Thomas, Head of Engagement and Partnerships, UCLAN

Part of a wider £200 million masterplan, UCLAN’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is a £30 million- state-of-the-art facility in Preston - helping to further establish the University as a leader in engineering innovation. Opening fully in 2019, the EIC will capitalise on the location of the University at the centre of one of the most intensive engineering and manufacturing regions in the UK to create an internationally competitive facility bringing together expertise from within academia and industry.


1315h Summary and Conclusions

Dr. Peter O’Brien, HEFCE Local Growth Consultant

13.30 Lunch

14.00 Ends

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