SBCD Project Issue Log – March 2019

 

The project issue log highlights current pressing issues and risks currently or potentially have a significant or immediate affect to overall City Deal programme and/or project delivery including delays to project development, implementation or achievement of outcomes for example. The issue log should be considered alongside the wider project risk register (where available) and the SBCD Programme risk register.

 

Skills and Talent

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Business Case Development

Awaiting feedback on whether the latest business case addresses previous comments by UK and Welsh Government

WG / UKG

Unable to progress business case to formal review and submission stage. Delay in business case / funding approval will mean that the other projects will begin delivering without the associated Skills training being in place.

 

 

 

Digital Infrastructure

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Project management resource

Dedicated project management team required including identified project leads in each of the partner organisations.

 

Project lead authority

Pace of delivery will be compromised without a formal project management team in place

 

 

Swansea Waterfront and Digital District

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Funding approval

Approval of Council funding is dependent on Government sign off of City Deal business case.

SBCD / UKG / WG

Delay to approval of City Deal funding will impact on the delivery timescales for the projects

 

 

Yr Egin - Creative Digital Cluster

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Funding approval

Yr Egin phase one has been completed and is fully occupied

SBCD / UKG / WG

Delay in approval of City Deal funding will increasingly impact on project delivery timetable for phase 2.

 

 

 

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Services (CENGS)

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

None reported as at 22nd March 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Science and Well-being Campuses

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

None reported as at 22nd March 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Science and Well-being Village

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Delay in phase 1 funding

Funding for phase 1 will need to be confirmed in line with procurement of a construction contractor.

Project lead

Potential delay in September 2021 ‘go live’ date for education, skills and training components.

 

Negative perception of project

Reputational risks owing to sustained media coverage linking to the ongoing investigation in Swansea University to the proposals for the Village.

Project lead / SBCD

Potential decline in interest by investors, service providers and general public

 

 

 

 

Homes as Power Stations

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Funding approval

Funding assurance required to support match funding bids for ERDF and IHP funding

SBCD / UKG / WG

Until formal approval of City Deal business case is received project can only provide assurance in principle which may pose a risk to securing match funding

 

Business case

Clarity required as to whether approval can be obtained without procurement activity required for FBC

WG / UKG

 

 

 

 

 

Pembroke Dock Marine

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Change in project scope

Since signing the heads of terms the project funded outputs have changed significantly to reflect the needs of industry, as detailed in separate report to JC in March 2019. Need approval to progress change in scope.

JC / Project leads

If change of scope is not agreed this will have severe implications on whether the project can proceed.

 

NNDR

Clarity required on NNDR arrangements specifically how NNDR will be apportioned

Acc. Body / Project authority lead

Project viability is subject to discussions relating to NNDR

 

Project delivery timescale

Clarity required on when the five year delivery period begins

JC

Will ensure project implementation and benefits realisation timescales are accurate.

 

Funding approvals

Number of interdependencies relating to spend / securing of ERDF match funding

SBCD / UKG / WG

Until formal approval of City Deal business case is received project can only provide assurance of funding in principle which may pose a risk to match funding or overall project delivery

 

 

 

Factory of the Future

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Land

Project unable to reach agreement with WG to secure land site for building

Project Authority lead / WG

Until a site has been confirmed the project business case and delivery cannot progress

 

 

 

Steel Science

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Land

Project unable to reach agreement with WG to secure land site for building

Project Authority lead / WG

Until a site has been confirmed the project business case and delivery cannot progress