Project and programme management

Stadium and Aquatics aerial

Working in partnership

Whilst the construction of each individual 2012 Games venue or element of infrastructure was a significant project in its own right, these projects had to be managed as a coordinated programme on a geographically constrained site, requiring extensive integration.

The ODA appointed a Delivery Partner with experience of large-scale construction projects to act as programme manager – CLM, a consortium of three major construction companies. The ODA performed the role of client and sponsor, responsible for setting policy and ensuring the programme outcomes were delivered.

In addition to delivering the fixed assets required for the Games, the construction programme was used by the ODA to develop a broad range of overarching priority themes within the construction industry, such as sustainability, and equality and inclusion. Delivery of programme-wide objectives in these areas was managed as an integrated part of the construction programme.

Such a complex programme also needed mechanisms and processes to be embedded into the delivery process to provide assurance to third parties of successful delivery. An assurance framework was established and used to provide this assurance.