What is the team responsible for?
Reporting to the Brent Cross Thameslink Programme Director, the project management team are responsible for the overall management of the work packages across the Thameslink Station project. These consist of the main station, the rail systems and sidings, the Midland mainline bridge, Freight facility, waste facility, associated highways works and all enabling works.
Project Managers manage the day to day activity of the design work across the packages, ensuring budgets and critical programme timelines are maintained. Our team is supported by a wide range of other resources covering administration, commercial, project controls, planning, scheduling and risk.
Quite simply the team is fully responsible for the overall co-ordination and delivery.
Roughly how many people are in the Brent Cross Thameslink team?
Across the wider Brent Cross Thameslink project there are approximately 30 people in the team, with a mix of full and part time staff.
Describe a typical day in for the Brent Cross Thameslink team
A typical day for the project management team invariably revolves around meetings. These range from providing updates to the programme Director, meeting with a large number of key stakeholders and progress meetings with the design teams and client.
What is the proudest moment for the team?
Most recently it has to be the approval of the aggregate rail freight facility at a London Borough of Barnet planning committee meeting. The approval marked a major milestone in the regeneration of Brent Cross as this is the first part of the jigsaw which will deliver the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station, and also release land for housing within Brent Cross South.
This was a tremendous achievement by the Re Brent Cross West station delivery and Brent Cross regulatory planning, highways and environmental teams. This was not a straightforward application which attracted significant interest from local residents and neighbouring boroughs. Months of hard work, extensive consultation with local residents and third parties meant the team were able to clearly demonstrate that the scheme was acceptable and that the facility will be a good neighbour.
Tell us something that people may not know about the Regeneration team
We have a local resident who works in the project management team as well as someone who lives in the four home counties.