Greyfriars help local council take multi-million-pound Operations & Maintenance Campus into construction

Here at Greyfriars Project Management, we’re delighted to share that the Great Yarmouth Operations & Maintenance Campus project – which we’re supporting – is making excellent progress following the commencement of major piling works.

The Operations & Maintenance Campus is a £24.8 million project which was commissioned by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The project involves regenerating Great Yarmouth’s South Denes peninsula into a site which can be used as a base for renewable energy companies – and was recently announced as Vattenfall’s preferred base for their Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone.

“The new green energy campus is a major development for the region – so it’s brilliant to have had a hand in its progress. The piling works are a vital step in ensuring the site is prepared for further development, taking the project closer towards completion” says our director, Jon Barnard.

This project involves the creation of new vessel pontoons and additional infrastructure to optimise the land available for future development. It’s expected to take 12 months and will involve the refurbishment of 190 metres of river quay.

We’re delighted to have been appointed by Norfolk County Council to lead the delivery of the scheme. We’re providing project and programme management, as well as stakeholder engagement, report writing, governance support, risk management, budgetary controls and more.

“With so many stakeholders, this is a complex project – which our expert team are highly experienced at successfully delivering. We’ve been involved in a number of key local projects, including providing DCO application support for the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, so we’re thrilled to be involved in another major development” adds Jon.

The aim of the new Operations & Maintenance Campus is to leverage the east coast offshore renewables sector as well as the Enterprise Zone which covers sites in both Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

This is set to provide a significant boost to the economy and create many jobs in the area.

“We’re committed to working on projects which are beneficial to the community and this is certainly one! We’re thrilled to be able to help deliver a project which will have such a significant impact on Great Yarmouth, its residents and the surrounding areas” adds Jon.

This is an exciting project in our portfolio as it involves marine and highways design, as well as planning application coordination and stakeholder management.

“Keeping this project on track and on budget through to its opening is crucial. We’re looking forward to continuing to use our extensive knowledge and skills to ensure the delivery of these works is to the highest standard” concludes Jon.

Here at Greyfriars Project Management, we specialise in the delivery of development and infrastructure projects of all sizes for clients in the public and private sector, helping our clients get the very best from their projects.