Welsh Assembly Government
The National Assembly for Wales took occupation of its new building, the Senedd, in February 2006. The project started in 1997 but was temporarily stopped in 2001 because of a number of problems, most significantly rising costs.
The Welsh Assembly Government (the Assembly Government) restarted the project in 2002, with revised arrangements for managing the project and a different procurement route, through to the opening of the building in 2006. The Auditor General for Wales issued two reports on the first phase of the project. (Accommodation arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales, November 2000 and The National Assembly's new building: update report, November 2002)
In his final report in 2008, the Auditor General found that the Assembly Government and its project team did a good job when the project restarted in 2002, and broadly succeeded in meeting the project's time, cost and quality objectives.
In summary, the Assembly Government's success in managing the restarted project so well was a consequence of: