Cities

With a vast range of in-depth experience in Cities, our people have helped make vital improvements to pedestrian and motorist experiences, public housing occupancy and sustainable buildings.

Providing a comprehensive range of services to property owners, developers and institutional clients, our capability extends across the entire project lifecycle from strategy, through to delivery and operational asset. From early concept stages, permitting, procurement, through to delivery and handover, our experts in commercial advisory, cost management, constructability and procurement ensure our clients optimise value at every stage.

We understand how our urban environments strengthen the social, economic and ecological performance of cities, and profound effects that considered planning has on city residents’ quality of life. From multi-story commercial, residential and retail developments to special purpose industrial and institutional buildings and facilities, we coordinate and lead technical teams on some of the country’s largest urban transformation projects

Key Services
  • Procurement strategy
  • Transaction management
  • Governance structure advice
  • Integrated Master Schedule development
  • Construction planning and staging
  • Resource planning
  • Claims Avoidance / Forensic Analysis / Dispute Resolution
  • Progress measurement, Earned Value Management (EVM) and status reporting
  • Dependency and interface management
  • Establish project controls process and framework
  • Change management, configuration and change control
  • Integrated baseline review and health check
  • 4D modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM) integration
  • Risk management
  • Tender assessment and evaluation
Key CONTACTS

Dr Mano Nugapitiya

Managing Partner, Dr Mano Nugapitiya, is a highly qualified strategic thinker and dedicated project specialist. With a strong background in asset management, including facility management and operations, Mano brings a ‘whole of life’ asset approach to projects – continually demonstrating his 25+ years’ experience in the industry.

Mano has amassed vast experience in the planning and delivery of large-scale projects and programs in social and economic infrastructure, predominantly for the public sector. Specialising in the front-end strategic positioning of projects and programs, Mano ensures alignment and consistency with organisation business strategies. His specialist skills also include due diligence, technical leadership, business cases and transaction management.

Mano’s breadth of his industry skills and the structured thinking as a post-doctoral researcher provides clients and stakeholders with the experience and confidence that comes from delivering many complex engagements.

Raelene Lockhorst

Executive Director, Raelene Lockhorst, is an accomplished consulting professional in the feasibility, planning, and delivery of infrastructure, urban realm and placemaking projects and programs. With over twenty years’ experience, Raelene has led the procurement and delivery of major infrastructure projects in Health, Sport, Arts, Tertiary Education, Defence Estate and Infrastructure.

Having developed multiple master plans, over 25 business cases, and various forms of contract delivery models, such as D, CO, D&C, ECI and PPP, Raylene has deliver projects that total over $3.4b.

Raelene’s unique approach is the culmination of public sector client-side program, project director roles, and private sector strategic consulting and project management roles across Canberra, Sydney and London.

Viraj Perera

Partner, Viraj Perera, is a highly experienced project leader with a strong blend of engineering and commercial expertise. With proven expertise in leading, managing, and delivering complex and significant transactions, Viraj has delivered outcomes on behalf both government bodies and the public sector.

Viraj has held numerous executive level public-sector positions and brings market excellence in managing complex stakeholder environments. He has an extensive track record in PPPs and innovative structured finance transactions, and also the leveraging of private investment to offset public sector costs.

Viraj’s approach to fostering meaningful engagement between the private and public sectors is particularly sought out for unique project situations where innovation is required to deliver value for money outcomes. This is Viraj’s passion and underpins his success on challenging projects.

Fiona Larkin

Executive Director, Fiona Larkin, is a highly experienced project management and advisory services director who takes a hands-on approach to projects – providing strategic and technical advice across all aspects of the project life cycle. With 20 years’ industry experience, Fiona specialises in high profile and complex civic, cultural and education projects.

Fiona has extensive project management experience, from early feasibility to design management, through to procurement and delivery. This wide-spanning expertise has allowed Fiona to undertake a number of key social infrastructure projects.

Fiona’s professional versatility is apparent in every engagement. Coupled with her clarity and excellent communication skills, Fiona’s experience in stakeholder management within state and Commonwealth Government agencies gives clients the focus that important projects deserve.