Consents Management Consultancy
Ensuring your project is effectively planned, structured, and resourced is critical to the successful delivery of your project. Determining responsibilities, whilst connecting multiple teams is a complex balancing act, and one best performed by a highly experienced Consents Management Consultant.
Ardent’s Consent Management Consultancy (CMC) is supported by a growing team of consent promotion and delivery specialists. We have extensive experience in advising and managing the most successful routes to project delivery, helping to navigate and support your project from inception to completion. Our team work alongside our clients, and specialise in building and leading diverse specialists in design, engineering, town planning, legal, environment, land, consultation, operations and delivery; encouraging collaboration across varying disciplines and departments.
Throughout the development and consenting phases, we ensure project requirements are met, managing strategic decisions, mitigation and obligations, with a continuous focus on future delivery, construction and operation. We then transition projects from consenting through delivery, maintaining focus on cost surety and risk mitigation.
Consents Management Consultancy Services
Ardent provide strategic planning advice and management support to clients to identify and deliver the best route to securing consents for major infrastructure projects. We draw on our extensive experience of the consenting process to help you map out the programme from start to finish and identify the key milestones that impact each discipline’s deliverables. We will help you understand resource pinch points and statutory deadlines to define an achievable and affordable consents and land delivery programme. Our services include:
- Objective setting
- Embedding management structures and processes
- Procurement of specialists and project staff
- Maintaining support from boards/sponsors
We specialise in integrating consenting, land and legal work packages within design and delivery teams, building and managing effective interfaces that enhance coordinated project delivery. We reach across departments to work closely with procurement, engineering, communications, and project sponsorship teams to ensure consents, land and stakeholders are considered proportionally against competing technical and financial priorities and key issues are considered at the right time in the life cycle.
We provide in depth understanding of how each project stage interacts with the next allowing full evaluation of consents and land risks and their interaction with other areas of the project. We facilitate risk identification workshops to recognise, evaluate and record risks and support the ongoing management of risk mitigations. We have experience working with risk management software and will support existing risk management processes within projects.
Whether you are a promotor or a delivery team we can advise and manage your approach to consent delivery, be it through scope and tender review; contractual approach management; obligation and commitments management and compliance; and third-party infrastructure, utility, and stakeholder liaison. CMC manages the identification, discharge and compliance of consent and land commitments on behalf of clients. We facilitate multi-disciplinary programme reviews to identify links between key commitments and the wider programme to ensure the critical path is fully defined and understood by the whole project team.