7CN005 Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management


University of Wolverhampton


Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management

Module Code

Strategic Construction Project and Programme Management

Case Study and Task

Project Background

A well-established sports club that has a focus on tennis and squash has a requirement to redesign
one of the entrances to their club building and to make it accessible for disabled people. They have
done some work on trying to define how this will work and the modifications they require. There

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are some concept drawings for the entrance however the club has not been able to decide on how
to take this project forward. The sample drawings will be made available to you in Canvas.
One of the issues is that the club is run by a committee and as with all committees everyone knows
someone who could do the job and they all want different things to be addressed by the project.
They have had a donation of £1,000,000 towards the cost of the project but they are now 4 years
into the 5-year time limit on the donation. Coupled with that they have outline planning permission
for the development which expires in 12 months.
To demonstrate the activities and quality of the organisation, the web site for this club can be found
at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club | Premier Racquets and Fitness Club. (wltsc.com)
however please be aware that although this is a real club and the issue is real, the assignment is
fictitious. You are NOT permitted to contact the club, the local authority or any of the stakeholders
involved with this assignment.
The Task
You are required to create a detailed and justified report for the Chairman of the Committee of the
Club on the rationale for the creation of a Feasibility Project for this issue that culminates in a tender
for a building contract. You will show, in detail, how creating a project, with its infrastructure and
professional team, will be a way forward to establishing a plan for the concept and feasibility work
and enable decisions to be made within a project framework.
As the Project Manager you will need to critically analyse both the role of the project manager and
the wider project team in this case and to evaluate the need for a formal project so that the build
can proceed successfully. The budget for the Feasibility Study is £100,000 and the tender will be
submitted by end June 2022.
General guidance
 Always keep the topic in mind when writing, and ensure you stay within the specified word
 Contents pages, references and appended articles are not included in the word count.
 A competent command of English as a written language is expected. This includes a high
standard of spelling, punctuation, and neat presentation.
 Reports may vary enormously in the way they are written but should maintain both an
academic and professional standard. The report should encompass originality, imagination,
and clarity of thought and a critically argued position within the bounds of sound scholarship
and well-documented research.
 You should carefully research and critically analyse the topic, consulting a range of good
quality, academic, identifiable sources of information. All quotes and sources should be
cited in the text and listed at the end of the report using the Harvard Referencing style.
 Do not plagiarise material. Plagiarism software and the internet can easily identify material
published online. Essays containing plagiarised material will attract a 0% grade with the
resulting academic misconduct proceedings.
 Uploaded assignments must be presented in an A4 size using 1.5 line spacing and 12-point font
with justified margins. Each page must contain your student number, module number, topic
area and a page number within the header and/or footer sections
 Upload a copy of your report to Canvas using the upload task set up within the module topic.