2021 Report details for project: Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Project name Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - there are 3 reports for this project: 2019, 2020, 2021
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Organisation DCMS (D5 ) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2021 (data is from March 2021)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, from 28 July to 8 August. Birmingham 2022 will showcase Birmingham, the West Midlands and the entire country to the rest of the world as a destination for international trade, education, and world class sport and tourism. The Games will deliver a fully integrated and inclusive para-sport programme. The Government is providing a substantial part of the overall funding and will want to ensure successful delivery, on time and within budget. The Games will be delivered in 2022 amongst a year of notable major events for the UK - including the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
DCA (RAG) Amber
DCA text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating decreased from Amber/Red to Amber. This is primarily due to the following factors: Delivery of the 2022 Commonwealth Games has continued on track, despite a significantly challenging programme and project delivery landscape - with considerable uncertainty and turbulence generated via the Covid--19 pandemic. An IPA Project Assessment Review conducted in Q4 2019-20 concluded positively that Games planning is 'on schedule' with programme finances in a 'strong position' and subsequently the Delivery Confidence Assessment for the programme increased from an Amber/Red to an Amber rating. Looking ahead into 2021-2022, the programme will continue to navigate notable challenges within the Covid-19 recovery landscape, adjusting planning and building in suitable flexibilities into operational planning as the recovery landscape develops and as further policy implications begin to manifest for delivery of major sports events and the return of physical spectator audiences ahead of Summer 2022. DCMS continues to look forward to delivering the event safely and successfully as a key part of a series of celebratory events in 2022, including the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Start date 2017-12-21
End date 2023-03-31
Schedule text Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the project's end-date remained scheduled to finish on 31 March 2023 This is primarily due to the following factors: Delivery of the 2022 Commonwealth Games has continued on track, despite a significantly challenging landscape both domestically and internationally with the Covid-19 pandemic. Significant delivery milestones for the Commonwealth Games have been achieved throughout the last financial year, including the publication of a Commonwealth Games Legacy and Benefits plan, launch of the Games Mascot and Royal Assent was given for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Act. Significant progress has also continued to be seen on the critical capital project and infrastructure sites for the Games, with the implementation of enhanced Covid-19 health and safety provisions on these sites to protect workers and to support delivery continuity throughout the pandemic. The Games are still on track to be delivered in the Summer of 2022, DCMS continues to look forward to delivering the event safely and successfully as a key part of a series of celebratory events in 2022, including the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Baseline £111.81m
Forecast £87.16m
Variance -22.00%
Variance text: The budget variance exceeds 5%. The original baseline budget of £111.81m reduced in year to a revised budget of £84.7m due to changes to the expected profile of spend. In particular this related to the capital projects, which revised their milestone projects to deliver more in 2021/22 than originally envisaged, resulting in a budget reduction for 2020/21 to £84.7m. The latest forecast of £81m (based on Feb 21 information) will result in a £3.7m underspend which equates to a 4.4% underspend against the revised budget, which is below the 5% variance required. Please note the £87.16m forecast above excludes income.
Whole Life Cost £886.90m
WLCost text: Compared to financial year 19/20-Q2, the projects Baseline Whole Life Cost increased from £886.89m to £886.90m. This is primarily due to the following factors: Spend across the programme remains on track, within budget and forecasts.
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Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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