While in Europe it is usual to have a combined role of project and cost management, a dedicated cost manager (CM) with a traditional Quantity Surveying background provides a more robust, transparent, and risk-reduced approach to controlling and tracking costs on a project. The CM is involved in the early design stages setting design targets, works closely with the design team and can impact the cost development throughout the project. The CM manages the cost proactively as opposed to tracking results.
Our client base ranges from technical real estate developers to large enterprises to utility providers stretching from hyperscale to hybrid and edge solutions. Some are well-known US/UK companies, others local companies, at times new to the data centre market. We support our clients with due diligences in the early stages, project and cost manage projects during design stages and support with these services throughout construction and close out.
We have a northern European hub based in Frankfurt team which is complemented by a southern European hub based in Milan to serve our clients and projects throughout Europe. The teams are multi-lingual and know the local markets. By working closely with our centre of excellence, we make sure valuable knowledge is transferred across our international business delivering global expertise localised for resident markets.
We have collected data from over €10bn of projects managed with a deployed IT load of over 4GW. These projects range from Edge installations to hyperscale deployments. The data is harvested and categorised into project type, location, project topology and then the technical data sorted at macro and micro levels to reflect industry KPI's. This then allows us to analyse that data and apply to smilar types of projects to ascertain should cost models, generate performance targets through to establishing business case baselines.
At BCS we understand the value creation that arises through people focussed partnerships. We know that solutions found for our clients are stronger for the partnerships and connections that we build with them and wider project teams. We recruit and train our people with a focus not just on ability but also on behaviours. We lead by example with the clients and other professionals that we work with, acknowledging and embracing individual strengths and differences so that project benefits and business cases are realised.
Notably for the European market, our vast experience and specialism to the Data Centre sector provides an unparalleled expertise and added value to our clients. Further, our dedicated cost management team provides our clients the assurance and guidance on cost throughout the entire project cycle.