An innovative approach to project delivery which is being pioneered at the UK’s largest and most complex nuclear site, will be outlined by Katherine Bew in a keynote speech at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Construction Summit.

Katherine will explain the Outcome Based Contracting (OBC) approach which is being deployed at Sellafield to help it effectively meet the business objectives of its decommissioning programme. These include the delivery of best value for the taxpayer and a resilient supply chain.

PCSG has been working as an integrated member of the project team at the Cumbrian site, along with Nuclear Technologies and Enkom, helping to launch and embed the approach which is centred on four cornerstones – Shared Purpose, Aligned Outcomes, One-team Approach and Right Roles.

The success to date of the contract model on a £7 million pilot project for the remediation of Pile 1 East Blower House, has prompted Sellafield Ltd to plan the delivery of further remediation works at the site using the OBC approach.

The GMCC Construction Summit, on the 11 July, will bring together some of the industry’s biggest names to focus on developments in the region and across the UK sector.

The summit, now in its sixth year, will include panel debates, round-table discussion and audience question and answer sessions.

The potential of the Northern region to boost the UK’s lagging productivity is a key focus for the Government outside of the dominant Brexit agenda.

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, announced in April that ‘high potential areas’ such as the Northern Powerhouse concept – the Government’s vision for a globally-competitive northern economy – would be a key focus of this year’s spending review in November.

The Northern Powerhouse strategy centres on partnership between the government and local stakeholders to address barriers to productivity in the region.

This will be achieved through, for example, investment in transport infrastructure to improve connections between the North’s towns and cities, raising education and skills levels and promoting the area worldwide as a trade and investment opportunity.

The GMCC is the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK with more than 4,500 members.

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