The Stadium Consultancy offers a range of project management services.
We believe in working in a structured manner, using proven project management principles, techniques and tools, which are commonly used in complex building projects such as stadiums and arenas.
We will lead and manage the project from start to finish on your behalf. We will build the project plan on which we will deliver the project. Importantly, we will coordinate all stakeholders and project members. We are committed to deliver the project on time, within budget and at the quality (performance specs) agreed with our clients at the outset.
Our project managers are unique in the sense that they are specialised in stadium and arena projects. They understand the critical success factors to deliver safe, compelling, profitable and sustainable venues. More importantly, they are experienced in managing the complex stakeholder environment surrounding stadium and arena projects, including (local) government, team owners, financiers, various fan groups, sponsors and sports authorities.
Working closely with our stadium operations subject matter experts, we can assist you in defining the project objectives and performance specifications (business plan, employers’ requirements) in detail. By doing so we establish a strong interface between the construction project and a sustainable operations of the venue.
We believe that it is crucial to warrant that the project is on the right track from the outset. After all projects fail at the beginning rather than at the end, if not properly set up and defined.
As dedicated project managers we will start the project by building the project plan to deliver the project. The project plan will first and foremost describre the project ambition level, the project objectives and desired outcomes. It will also define the project scope, key components and exclusions, sub-projects, outline program and indicative budget.
Large scale mixed developments, of which a sports or entertainment facility often is a core element, require a process management approach. Identifying all stakeholders involved, their common interests and goals, and connecting these parties is a crucial task. At The Stadium Consultancy we are experienced in this complex task of overseeing and steering the development process and preparing the plans towards political decision making.
The Stadium Consultancy has acted as client representative for stadium (re)development projects on several occasions. Combining our project management skills with our specialist stadium operations know how, we are the preferred consultant to warrant your interest during these complex and dynamic processes.
Whether in a traditional or design & build procurement strategy, we will represent the client’s interests in the project team, attending official project team meetings and reporting back to the client with regard to the project status update (quality, budget and time implications).
Specifically for external stakeholders such as governing bodies or financiers, we have developed a project monitoring methodology to assess the delivery of stadiums for a major tournament on an ongoing basis. This methodology consists of a toolset with standardized reporting requirements by the project teams, regular review meetings with the project teams, site inspections and dynamic risk assessments. These risks assessments will provide insight into the risks and challenges affecting the overall delivery of the project – and also the ones specifically affecting you.
This methodology was successfully applied for the UEFA EURO 2012 Tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
As stadium and arena experts we are your consultant of choice when it comes to managing your design team. This starts from basis of design through concept, schematic and detailed design to construction documentation and ensuring the final concept delivered fully meets the client’s brief and objectives.
We will not only manage the contractual obligations of the design team but, moreover, we will be your sparring partner in reviewing and assessing the design solutions proposed. Based on our expertise and experience we will verify compliance with requirements as well as good practice in stadium operations and management, warranting an efficient and operable design.
The Stadium Consultancy is your specialist for drawing up tender packages and RFPs for both services as well as equipment. We have assisted our clients in the selection of architects (design contests), the definition of operation and management packages as well as the procurement of stadium specific installations and equipment (e.g. CCTV systems, LED screens, seating, pitch, track and field installations).
The Stadium Consultancy can support your commissioning team in verifying compliance with the requirements of governing bodies, such as FIFA, UEFA, IOC or IAAF, including compliance with international standards regarding safety, comfort and accessibility. To this end we have developed a proprietary commissioning tool, which specifies the functional, spatial and technical requirements of the venue and which defines the commissioning requirements as early as the design stage.