unrivalled project management
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Project management is a necessary skill set for all projects, and often one that can determine success or failure. Success is obviously the target point at all times, but in the industry the measurement of such success largely surrounds elements of simply achieving programme, maintaining the budget or producing a level of quality. While each of these are clearly important, Novus considers these to be a given; a series of deliverables that are expected from a Client as a minimum. The industry therefore requires a differentiator. A service which is to become unrivalled within project delivery. A focus on continuous added value to the Client; not centered purely on fee or resource allocation. Understanding not only the project requirements, but the operation of the business and how the project integrates accordingly. Effectively total immersion within a Client business and team.
This is the unique selling point and foundation of Novus. Built on considerable years of individual experience and reputation, Novus has immersed itself into the professional services market, within the realm of construction project management; previously capitalising on fast track refurbishments within live environments, through extensive knowledge and experience gained within the arena, leisure and entertainment sector. Albeit bolstered further through new build commissions within the residential and commercial market.
offering unprecedented project lifecycle delivery from inception, through to completion; of which has been built on experience both nationally and internationally.
an industry differentiator
Project delivery or otherwise consultancy is not simply process, nor is it just bringing a scheme within budget or timescale. It is about how it is delivered; the approach adopted, and providing consistent added value.
The foundation, ethos and mindset of Novus is simple. From the outset, we seek to embed and immerse ourselves to form as part of your team. This provides clarity and a thorough understanding of your business operation, as well as synergies with the project objectives. Equally as important is the development, building and maintaining of relationships throughout, to effectively form a one-team approach. This mindset is encouraged throughout the Client business, consultancy and contracting team, providing clear benefits such as increased efficiencies and transparency.
While the management and control of the process and team underpins success, it is the understanding of the detail that provides significant added value. Such understanding, across all disciplines brings clarity and visibility to the design, its coordination between disciplines and the business, associated risks or otherwise opportunities and an enhanced accuracy towards the basis of cost at each stage. It provides the ability to challenge for improved solutions; continually searching for more effective ways of delivery.
The offering of flexibility is paramount. Novus does not seek to redefine your business or the way it works. Conversely, the management and delivery of each project is focussed and tailored specifically to you, the Client; while in parallel, consistently striving to drive added value throughout the entire process.
The aforementioned approach to delivery with a strong desire to understand and gain a depth of knowledge across design and Client team requirements, along with a pure focussed passion to provide a flexible, bespoke added value service, presents a powerful combination. One that is considered to be unrivalled. One that Novus assures.
Badminton England NBC
Novus secures project management commission to deliver a world class facility for Badminton England, in readiness for the squads training leading up to 2018 Commonwealth Games
Novus Delivers Presentation to EAA
Chris Hill, Managing Director of Novus Project Management, presents to members of the European Arenas Association, representing 34 No. Arenas across 21 countries of the European landscape, signifying how to successfully deliver a major refurbishment within a live environment; while maintaining business as usual operations. Built on experience such as the accomplished delivery of the LG Arena and more recently the exemplar Barclaycard Arena, Novus took the members through a 6-key stage implementation process, identifying the fundamentals to success, as well as mitigating programme, budget and a further multitude of project complexities.
Novus Features in World Leading Arena & Stadia Publication
Novus provides editorial in the latest edition of Pan Stadia & Arena Management Magazine, offering an insight into how to maximise revenue and synergy between the challenges of redevelopment while maintaining a live venue.
Furthermore, Novus offers an Industry Q&A, expanding on the above mentioned article and the criticality of the approach towards project management.
built on a reputable foundation
"Novus is a fantastic asset to any project - diligent, driven and absolutely committed to attaining the best outcome for his client. Chris particularly, has excellent PM skills and deploys them in a pragmatic way. He builds fantastic relationships with all parties in a project, and gains universal respect. However, he is willing and able to deal with difficult issues with any party in a direct yet professional manner"
John Hornby: Chief Operating Officer at NEC Group
"If Carlsberg made Project Managers then Novus would be it. Focused, dedicated, driven and probably the hardest working PMs I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Chris’ professional approach, attention to detail always ensures each project achieves the Client’s aspirations. He is also great to work with."
Phil Dyke: Group Engineering Manager at The NEC Group
"I really enjoy working with Chris. He is a task focused individual with a fantastic attention to detail and someone who is a great project leader capable of building a productive team. If you are developing a capital project, you should definitely speak to Novus about managing it for you"
Adrian Christy: CEO, Badminton England
"In my thirty plus years of venue management experience, Novus are the only Project Management company who understand how to dovetail the varied and demanding nature of the live entertainment and exhibition business with the logistical complexities of the construction business. From project feasibility to construction and completion, Chris and his Novus team add value at every stage, far beyond the norm."
Phil Mead: Managing Director, Arenas at NEC Group
"Three words to describe Novus? Disciplined, fair and incredibly committed. Appreciate that’s four words, but to say committed without the ‘incredibly’ would be doing Novus a disservice. As headline sponsor, I can recount numerous examples as to how they have gone the extra mile finding solutions when seemingly there were none. With Novus, quite simply you feel in trusted hands"
Emma Bailey: Barclaycard Experential Sponsorship Manager
"As the Client Representative for the scheme I am extremely proud to have been part of this team and the relationships that have developed. I honestly believe this project would not have met our exacting standards, won awards or indeed opened to great applause on the 2nd December 2014 without a strong and experienced PM. I whole heartedly recommend Chris and Novus for any projects, large or small, as you know they will deliver an outstanding result"
Andrew Hendry: Projects & Contracts Manager, Barclaycard Arena
"Having worked with Chris and The Novus Team on an extremely complex project over the last year, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to the Client as a key member of their project management team. Chris & the teams management style brings together a winning formula, with the right mix of, professionalism whilst still fostering a team ethos, and when required a no nonsense approach; but more importantly all underpinned by a passion to complete projects on time to the Clients requirements."
Mark Beardmore: Managing Director MJA
"Novus demonstrate the art of truly embedding themselves within the client team to the point of making traditional construction project management a second class experience. A pragmatic, no nonsense approach demonstrated by Novus with traditional controls and more, leads to successful project outcomes time and time again. I would not hesitate in working with Novus on projects from fit outs to refurbishments to new build in the future"
Tony Reynolds: Group IT Project Manager at The NEC Group
"Chris is an excellent project manager; as well demonstrated by his successful management of the Barclaycard Arena project. Having worked with Chris and the Novus team on the project I can commend their approach to proactive communication with his consultant team and comprehensive control over all key timeline issues. I would recommend Novus as project manager on any major and complex urban development schemes."
Mathew Jones: Office Director at Turley
"One of the best Project Managers I have ever worked with. Novus' no-nonsense approach to managing the team means you always know where you stand, and there is never any confusion about expectations from either side of the fence.
Chris Pollett: Structural Engineer at Rodgers Leask
"I’ve worked with Novus as both client rep and a member of the project team on refurbishments ranging from £3m to £30m. In my 30 years of involvement in major developments, I can honestly say that I have never encountered anyone who I would rather have in the PM role. Their fixation on outcome to time and to budget and business plan is totally reassuring. They work tirelessly on the clients behalf and are capable of balancing immense detail. Novus are simply very very good at what they do"
Bob Russell: Managing Director & Groundwork Catering Consultancy
"Chris is a knowledgeable and creative professional who I have known for several years and have witnessed first hand his dedication, drive and attention to detail in working as a Project Manager for the NEC Group. His ability to find solutions to what appear to be insurmountable problems is a real credit. All who meets Chris find his positive and enthusiastic communication style to be both refreshing and inspiring, whilst at the same time providing good, sound, logical advice to clients, fellow professionals and friends"
Noel Street: Architect
"Chris is one of the best PM's I have ever worked with. He has the correct blend of tenaciousness, commitment, forward planning and construction technical knowledge to provide real value and support for his clients"
Andy Bradley: Principal - Buildings Group Leader at Arup
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While complex, fast paced live environments within the leisure and entertainment sector form a substantial proportion of Novus’ experience, our mindset, values and expertise can simply and seamlessly fuse across varying sectors and requirements. This has since been demonstrable towards the numerous new build commissions that have been equally successfully delivered.
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Built on the foundation of numerous years of experience, within both public and private sector procurement, novus offers a breadth of project management services, spanning from individual discreet commissions, through to full turnkey project delivery. The benchmark set toward the quality of delivery shall apply, no matter the value or extent of the commission.
We are here to listen, understand, integrate, support, challenge the norm and offer a solution driven service from inception, through to completion and beyond. Effectively a fully coordinated added value extension of your team, with nothing other than pure focus to delivering your needs and exceeding expectation.
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The dynamic of arenas are extremely complex in respect to overall creation and delivery, whether that be from the infancy of a new build or otherwise those that undergo refurbishment within a continuously attended live environment. Delivery of such projects is challenging in its own right, however a key ingredient to a successful project is understanding the particular detail and multiple facets of business operation, along with maximising commercial opportunity and the required efficiencies needed to accommodate the rapid turnaround of servicing all necessary touch points. Effectively, and ultimately, providing an enhanced experience for not just the customer, but the artist, production and operational teams, collectively; while in parallel increasing spend per head.
Novus brings this dynamic to the Arena industry, having successfully delivered a number of significant refurbishment projects, such as the £30m LG Arena and the £26m Barclaycard Arena; both of which being delivered within fast track complex arrangements of a continuous live environment. Success having been achieved through detailed planning, funding, phasing, stakeholder collaboration, preconstruction design, post contract delivery and lifecycle maintenance considerations. Clearly those integral to the industry have a wealth of knowledge as to how an Arena should be efficiently designed and operated. Albeit when you couple this with Novus; a company with considerable knowledge, understanding of potential commercial opportunities, customer experience, and departmental operations, while in tandem delivering a totally bespoke and immersive solution; the results provide an end product that meets expectations from all stakeholders.
Such knowledge has additionally extended to providing preconstruction and design/operational advice for Arena’s, and site integrated conference/exhibition centres within Europe, and beyond.
The complexity and challenge of Arena design, along with its project delivery lifecycle is a real passion to us at Novus, whether that simply relates to a feasibility or viability study, the challenge of a refurbishment, or a new build from inception. Fusing such passion with an abundance of knowledge, experience and a embedded approach is unprecedented in the industry.