When we started in 2013 with a blank page and long list of TCD stakeholders to consult during the development of the brief and business case for a new TCD Business School, this was the wonderful outcome that was hoped for down the line.
After 17 draft outline briefs and 28 iterations of a financial and economic business case the project obtained approval and a design team was selected. The project is the first university building in the history of the State to be funded without taxpayer’s money.
Lots of hard work and input from a wide range of others subsequently have produced a wonderful building that opens the College to Pearse Street, and one that will benefit TCD, Dublin City and the wider Irish Economy in the coming years.
A true example of how over complicated and unwieldy excel financial models can turn into something beautiful!
The more serious point is how a detailed peer reviewed and audited financial model of a project with appropriate risk allowances and in built scenario testing is an essential part of setting up a project to give it best chance of success.
Should you need assistance in the detailed brief preparation, development of a business case or cost benefit analysis (CBA) for your project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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