PPD Croydon. Credit: Arup.; PPD Croydon. Credit: Arup.;

Programme Delivery Dashboard for Croydon regeneration, London

Web-based dashboard to understand cumulative effects of projects

Arup’s tailor-made, web-based Programme Delivery Dashboard helped London Borough of Croydon to easily visualise, monitor and manage a complex five-year regeneration programme in an integrated manner.

A single point of truth

The dashboard captures all of the programme’s 169 regeneration projects in an interactive map that allows users to navigate central Croydon and add a range of background layers, such as master plan areas or political boundaries. Drilling down on individual projects is as simple as clicking on a location for an information pop-up.

This provides an intelligent, interactive ‘single point of truth’ that enables the real-time, intuitive interrogation of programme information and allows the cumulative impact of projects to be easily understood and balanced.

The Programme Delivery Dashboard has facilitated communication across the Olympic scale regeneration programme by sharing and making information transparent. It has engaged and reassured stakeholders, allowed them to bring projects forward and grasp new opportunities, identified areas of infrastructure requiring investment, and helped secure funding commitments.

The tool has facilitated the gathering of large amounts of project data which is then display it on a web-based dashboard. The tool has facilitated the gathering of large amounts of project data which is then display it on a web-based dashboard.
The tool has facilitated the gathering of large amounts of project data which is then display it on a web-based dashboard.

Transforming regeneration schemes

The dashboard offers the potential to radically transform regeneration schemes influencing all layers of development, from planning (e.g. the cumulative impact of schemes on surrounding areas) through to delivery.

For example, traffic movements to each scheme can be predicted up to five years in advance, enabling the impact on the city centre to be designed and planned for, and mitigated. 

An award winning innovation

The ability to help transform regeneration schemes has led to the Programme Delivery Dashboard winning the ‘Innovation Award’ at the 2015 Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards.

Arup’s Programme Delivery Dashboard has added a vital and timely momentum to the regeneration programme that has helped to secure Croydon’s transformation, and offers a prototype with which other major urban regeneration schemes can win support and funding.