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Major Programmes & Projects

SIB supports departments, and their agencies, in delivering infrastructure programmes and projects. We currently support more than 50 programmes and projects across a wide range of business areas.

We are able to place staff with specialist experience, knowledge and skills into senior project management and advisory roles. We currently provide assistance, including research, consultancy and project management, to every government Department, agencies, non departmental public bodies and local authorities.

Examples of projects and programmes we are currently supporting include:

Education and Skills:

  • BELB Strategic Partnership
  • Education Authority implementation programme
  • Further Education (DE)
  • Shared Education Omagh

Policing and Justice:

  • Forensic Science Transformation Programme
  • NI Community Safety College (Desertcreat)
  • Police Decision Support System (PODSS)
  • Risk Awareness and Danger Avoidance Resource Centre (RADAR)
  • PRT (NI Prison Reform Programme)
  • NI Prison Service Estates Programme
  • New Policing Museum project

Culture, Arts and Leisure:

  • Sports Stadium Development Programme
  • DCAL: Sporting Events Legacy / T:BUC
  • Dunluce Development
  • HMS Caroline Tourist Attraction
  • Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC)
  • Museum of Free Derry
  • North Coast Sports Village
  • Waterfront Belfast Conference Centre

Social Investment and Urban Regeneration:

  • Maze Long Kesh redevelopment
  • Colin Town Centre
  • Urban Villages Programme
  • Ebrington infrastructure programme
  • Social Investment Fund
  • Social Clauses
  • EnergyWise
  • United Youth Programme

Transport Projects:

  • Belfast Rapid Transit
  • Belfast Transport Hub
  • E-Car Northern Ireland
  • Strategic Transport Modelling

Environmental Improvement:

  • ARC 21 – Residual Waste Treatment
  • Connswater Community Greenway and Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Poultry Litter (SBRI) Project
  • Project Finance, Commercialisation and Other Projects:
  • 111/GP Out of Hours
  • 3PD Primary Health Care Programme
  • Medicines Optimisation (SBRI)
  • Alternative Finance
  • Wind Farm Commercial Development

We add most value in complex projects where we can bring knowledge, skills and experience not usually found in the public sector. Our involvement is always with the aim of speeding delivery, reducing cost and risk and promoting good practice. Typical roles include:

  • Acting as interim Programme Director during the early stages of a programme;
  • Acting as Project Sponsors or Project Managers;
  • Advising on the commercial aspects of contracts;
  • Advising on procurement strategies;
  • Assisting in the production of business cases;
  • Advising on the suitability of alternative financing arrangements; and
  • Developing the market to encourage competition and drive out value for money.