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Last edited 28 Oct 2020
In the construction industry, the term 'owner' typically refers to the person or organisation that owns a built asset (such as a building, bridge, tunnel, etc.) or land. But it may also refer to ownership of the components of a project. This can be important, for example, in determining whether a ownership of a component lies with a supplier or whether it has transferred to the client.
|The organisation that owns and operates the infrastructure, promotes the investment in the infrastructure programme, receives the completed facilities and puts them into operation. In the case of creating a completely new network the owner role can be created in parallel with the development of the programme. For example, in large infrastructure programmes such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games the London Legacy Development Corporation was created. The role of the owner will include the individual or organisation called the ‘Sponsor’.|
|...responsible for ensuring that a programme of change or a project meets its objectives and delivers the projected benefits. The SRO should be the owner of the overall business change that is being supported by the project and should ensure that the change maintains its business focus, has clear authority and that the context, including risks, is actively managed. This individual must be senior and must take personal responsibility for successful delivery of the project. They should be recognised as the owner throughout the organisation.|
- Commercial company
- Commercial company, multiple owners
- Local authority
- Local authority, multiple owners
- Mixed, multiple owners
- Other not for profit group
- Educational (independent)
- Educational (state sector)
- English Heritage
- Government or agency
- Health authority
- Historic England
- Private, multiple owners
- Religious organisation
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- Infrastructure investor.
- Land registry.
- Off site materials.
- Owner occupier.
- Potential owner.
- Privity of title.
- Project 13.
- Project sponsor.
- Property ownership
- Retention of title in construction.
- Senior responsible owner.
- Shared ownership
- Stamp duty land tax.
- The rise of multiple property ownership in Britain.
- Vesting certificate.
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