Design process

Once the design team has been appointed, the project team's responsibility is to support the design process, give feedback to the design team when needed and ensure timely decision-making. It is important that there is a key contact in the project team to liaise with the design team, and to take on the following key responsibilities:

 

  • ensure the design team has all the necessary information to develop the design
  • act as the first point of contact for the project team, ensuring decisions  made by the project team, steering team or the governing body are communicated to the design team
  • take overall responsibility for budget management, including responsibility for feeding back information to the project sponsor and/or the project sponsor's representative
  • ensure the design is agreed and signed off at key stages by the project sponsor and the governing body​