How we helped Avalon DC
BCS unlocked the necessary utility capacity – power and telecommunications – required to meet the demands of the proposed scheme, established project feasibility and enabled the necessary investment to be secured.
Once the necessary utility capacity and point of connection had been secured, suitable routes through public highway and third-party land were required in addition to the necessary planning consents. Once constructed, offsite utility infrastructure routes in the pubic highway and third party land would require adoption by an appropriate statutory undertaker. The project would also need to be delivered within a short timeframe to avoid winter power outage restrictions.
To deliver a utility network to the site, working within the parameters of regulation and de-regulation to make sure best value would be achieved for both CAPEX and OPEX expenditure.
BCS Utilities was quickly able to establish that capacities previously secured at the site would be insufficient for the anticipated levels of demand for the scheme. Modifications were quickly made to statutory undertaker offers whilst capacity was still available. Increases in capacity had to be considered against the possible tipping point of the networks and triggering of upstream reinforcement.
Architectural layouts for utility infrastructure were amended through the statutory planning process to significantly reduce enabling works on site, reduce the risk of infrastructure running underground, infrastructure through the site and to make the adopted networks more accessible from the public highway. An asset adoption strategy was considered and developed for the project that considered both the short term capital outlay for the project and ongoing operational and wholesale billing costs.
The final strategy agreed offset the client’s capital costs of the project by 20% whilst ensuring that the wholesale bill was secured with only inflationary rises over the lifetime of the asset. By agreeing early network adoption, works in the public domain could also be undertaken without the need for costly highway permitting. The adopting party also allowed for valuing engineering opportunities to be integrated into the design, further reducing overall expenditure to the client.
- Utility Searches
- Constraints & Opportunities Analysis
- Existing Asset & Secured Capacities Assessment
- Existing Infrastructure Analysis
- Master Planning & Strategy
- Statutory Engagements
- Due Diligence & Feasibility
- Network Studies
- Statutory & Stakeholder Management
- Coalescence & Augmentation Strategies
- Delivery Management
- Risk Management
Cost & Commercial Management
- Asset Adoption & Rebate Strategies
- Cost Management
- Contract Management
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