Project Advisory

Blackrock Expert Services’s Project Advisory team draws on our expert knowledge and transposes it early into the project life-cycle to ensure that the project definition and implementation strategy are aligned and effective in delivering the planned project.

During the implementation phase we collaborate with the project delivery team, proactively manage the project and provide an independent and accurate appraisal of the project with an emphasis on safeguarding the client’s interests prior to closeout and handover.

Blackrock Expert Services’s experts have advised on an extensive range of projects. Some examples of our work include:

  • Project definition & planning
  • Project strategy
  • Procurement & contracts
  • Consultant selection
  • Delivery oversight
  • Project monitoring & reporting
  • Compliance reviews
  • Project ‘health check’
  • Distressed project appraisal and advice

Key Projects

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  • University District Development

    Phase 1 of the North West Cambridge Development comprised the development of a new district for the University of Cambridge on a 150 hectare site. The first phase of the development involved the delivery of: – Major infrastructure (roads, landscaping & public space and underground utility networks); – Common facilities (Community Centre, Primary School, Nursery, Supermarket and Retail Units); plus – Housing for University and College Staff, Post Graduate Students and Housing to Market.

    Blackrock Expert Services provided independent, technical and strategic project management advice and project progress monitoring in order to assist the University’s management team in minimising key project risks.

  • Mineral Processing Plant

    Mineral processing plant on the site of an open-cut copper mine.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to evaluate the performance of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and prepare a report for an LCIA Arbitration.

  • Listed Building

    A live £45 million listed building fit-out in a major city centre.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to provide independent, technical and strategic project management advice and progress monitoring to aid with construction management and dispute avoidance.