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SBCD Project Issue Log – April 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

Working with new Government officials on a revised approach to business planning

WG / UKG

Delay in business case / funding approval will mean that the skills training required for other projects who have received approval may not be progressed or progressed at risk.

Skills and Talent project identified as a Tranche 2 project for development at Joint Committee on 28th March 2019.

 

 

Digital Infrastructure

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

Project management resource

Dedicated digital project manager is required. Identified project leads in each of the partner organisations is also required.  

Project lead authority

Project unable to progress without dedicated project manager.

Currently no resource available.

 

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

Business case formally submitted to UK and Welsh Government following approval by Joint Committee on 28th March 2019.

Awaiting approval in principle from UK and Welsh Government.

 

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.

Business case formally submitted to UK and Welsh Government following approval by Joint Committee on 28th March 2019.

Awaiting approval in principle from UK and Welsh Government.

 

 

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Services (CENGS)

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

 Project Review

Project being reviewed by Neath Port Talbot Council

NPT Council

Project may be amended or substituted with alternative scheme

 

 

 

Life Science and Well-being Campuses

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

None reported as at 21st May 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Chair of Joint Committee confirmed at JC meeting on 28th March 2019 that no City Deal project is on hold following completion of reviews.

Revised business case to be reviewed by ESB in July 2019.

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

Proposals to rebrand Village project under development

RIBA stage 2 designs will be shared with stakeholders to provide certainty that the project remains on course.

Programme of meetings underway to appraise partners of progress and reassure that project timeline remains Q4 2021.

Flood notice

Following NRW endorsement of flood modelling work a request has been made to the Minister for Planning to remove the ‘stop notice’.

Project lead

Delay in project delivery

 

 

 

 

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

Homes as Power Stations project identified as a Tranche 2 project for development at Joint Committee on 28th March 2019.

 

 

 

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.

Change in project scope approved by JC on 28th March 2019.

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

SBCD Section 151 in discussion with UK and Welsh Government.

Paper on NNDR to be tabled at Joint Committee for discussion in May 2019.   

Project delivery timescale

Clarity required on when the five year delivery period begins

JC

Will ensure project implementation and benefits realisation timescales are accurate.

To be considered by Joint Committee.

Funding approvals / terms and conditions

Number of interdependencies relating to spend / securing of ERDF match funding which require project start date of July 2019.

SBCD / UKG / WG

If funding approvals are not received the project may miss the required start date which poses a risk to project delivery and potentially some elements not proceeding as currently planned. 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 and/or overall project delivery.

Pembroke Dock Marine project identified as a Tranche 2 project for development at Joint Committee on 28th March 2019.

 

 

Factory of the Future

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

 Project Review

Project being reviewed by Neath Port Talbot Council

NPT Council

Project may be amended or substituted with alternative scheme

 

 

 

Steel Science

Issue

Description

Owner

Implications

Action / Update

 Project Review

Project being reviewed by Neath Port Talbot Council

NPT Council

Project may be amended or substituted with alternative scheme