Draft the project brief
Preparing a project brief involves coordinating different parts of the project – bringing together the conclusions and outputs of tasks already completed during the ‘prepare’ stage.
When writing the brief use short, succinct statements, with any longer relevant contextual information provided in an appendix. Aims and objectives should be precise. Too many vague aims can detract from the main focus of the commission, and result in issues being addressed in a limited manner, or diluting the overall impact.
See this page for what your brief should contain – in summary a masterplanning brief needs the following:
- Introduction and context
- Vision, aims and objectives, and a summary of the business case
- Programme and timetable
- Spatial framework
- Proposed methodology
- Requirements for developing the implementation strategy
- Quality management arrangements, including specific development requirements and standards
- Requirements and expectations for stakeholder engagement
- Management arrangements
- Risk management issues and procedures
- Expectations for reporting
- Formal requirements of the tender and commissioning process