NSL’s Project Centre helping Birmingham City to improve Cost and Risk Management


Project Centre, NSL’s design consultancy business, has been helping Birmingham City Council to review service operations to determine whether any improvements could be made to their processes for cost estimation and management of project risks.

The Project Centre team have worked with their talented delivery colleagues to consider ways in which lifecycle project risk management could be improved, and how their quality management systems could support this process. Project Centre gathered baseline information on what processes are currently used and consulted extensively with delivery teams to identify perceived constraints and develop ideas for how systems could be enhanced to better control major infrastructure project costs.

The findings have been well received and Project Centre are now preparing detailed plans for delivery of our recommendations, which include suggestions for improving the accuracy of first stage estimates, early identification of bespoke project risks, more opportunities for early contractor involvement and enhanced resourcing to maintain robust systems for programme management.

Project Centre are delighted to have worked with Birmingham on such an important project and look forward to working with them on many future projects.