- £4 Bn worth of work over a 25 yr schedule
- 4D masterplan and infrastructure
- 4D + cost dashboard
- Decision support tool for option analysis
“The scale of Brent Cross regeneration opportunity will require ongoing engagement with numerous interested parties and stakeholders. Effective and efficient communication, consultation and engagement compelled the use of 4D GIS linked technologies to illustrate proposed physical proposals and phasing
Accordingly, Argent Related employed Freeform during pre-construction to develop a 4D model, with the models infrastructure deliberately structured to be linkable to other databases to provide dashboard metrics such as cost, value, funding requirement and floor area.
The model helped us to communicate how we would tackle the complex programme and the transparent approach helped build confidence. The early deployment of 4D modelling assisted with identifying and mitigating risks, as well as discovering and testing scenarios to improve programme and investment performance.”
SENIOR PROJECT DIRECTOR
ARGENT for ARGENT RELATED
Argent Related employed Freeform to build a 4D model and project dashboard to represent a 25 year programme of work at Brent Cross.
Key projects across the development were modelled from design information and assigned to a high level primavera programme. A large network of road improvements and additions were modelled, as were all major arteries of power, gas, telecoms and water. Rail upgrades, a new over-ground station, a new underground station and a detailed new bus network and hub were represented. Other social project milestones were detailed, including retail facilities, 2 major school relocations, health facilities, local housing and police stations. Additional metrics such as GIS data and financial information were represented in the final model, allowing real time feedback to master-planning options.
The model was used by the pre-construction team to identify key milestones, opportunities and risks. The programme and model were revised through a series of workshops, leading to a more robust sequence, and a project team that had gained deeper insight into the project’s scope and complexity.