Nine Elms on the South Bank is the UK’s largest urban regeneration project. This £15 billion transformation of 195 hectares of London’s sprawling South Bank will create 16,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, a new US Embassy, an Underground extension and the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station. As the project progressed towards delivery, the multiple and complex stakeholder community – representing private developers and all tiers of government – wanted assurance that they had appropriate representation as well as the agility to influence both wider strategy and fine detail.
Our team of programme management and government experts undertook a rapid review of governing bodies, their terms of reference, spans of influence and ability to report in a focused yet joined-up way. We reviewed board and governance papers, interviewed senior leaders and assessed all stakeholders. Our report had some surprising insight in that stakeholder buy-in to the programme vision and governance was overwhelmingly positive.
Our work showed that governance was not broken, but could be enhanced through stronger issue resolution, clarity around critical areas and better communication. This enabled the programme management team to adapt their approach, harnessing stakeholder energy and enthusiasm to make a lasting impact in the heart of London.
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