A family-owned business, Osborne chose Powerproject to manage the £22m development at Mercers Walk, Covent Garden programme and progress.
The system helped to bring the project to an early and successful completion, adding measurable value to both the contract and the client in the process.
The project involved multiple buildings, including the refurbishment of an old warehouse at 13/14 Langley Street into a retail store, three mixed use blocks that included 24 residential apartments, plus restaurant and retail units at ground and basement levels.
Located in the heart of a busy retail, leisure, tourism and commercial area of London, the needs of a very broad range of stakeholders were considered throughout.
Using Powerproject, Osborne was able to show the intricate balance of relationships between the decant, the decant back, and the vacation of the listed building.
Whenever there were changes it was easy to edit and improve the programme without having to destroy the intent – it was correction, not reconstruction. Because it was such a detailed programme Osborne were able to make little tactical corrections rather than major changes. Their understanding of basic complexities was so well captured that the surprises were never shocks.
“I couldn’t have managed this project without Powerproject because I feel so comfortable and relaxed using it. Because I was going to be the instrument of success, I needed a tool I understood and could use to show my ideas to others.” Said Senior Project Manager, Gerry Lavelle.