Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)


Trailblazing contributions – ABOVE AND BEYOND

Beyond analysing the immediate construction periods, historic project trends were identified and cross-referenced to the current state project situation in order to identify future projections and identify risks before they happened, enabling proactive management, as well as identifying time saving opportunities, which could be pursued.

This approach, helped prevent construction completion slipping into 2017.

Location:  Athens, Greece
Sector:  Building
Services:  Planning & Scheduling, Claims Management & Dispute Resolution 
Value:  EUR 630 million
Year(s): 2015
Engagement:  Faithful+Gould

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, SNFCC, is an environmentally sustainable, multifunctional development housing education, arts and a recreation complex. Key facilities include the 210,000m2 Stavros Niarchos Park, Greek National Opera (GNO) and the National Library of Greece (NLG).

A Joint Venture comprising Impregilo S.P.A and Terna S.A (JVIT) completed construction in 2016 and the facility was delivered to the Greek Society in February 2017.


Faithful+Gould, the Employer’s representative for the contract, sought third part assistance in undertaking monthly reviews of project progress and the provision of independent statused schedules.

The analysis and associated findings of time related delay entitlements, to conclude negotiations, were also requested. ­­­

What was delivered

Monthly statused schedules and reports were produced, analysing progress over the month, risks and issues and anything of significance, over and above what was being reported.

Extension of Time (EOT) findings were produced in a chronological and consistent manner, articulating the contractual and schedule related reasonings for the findings, as well as the entitlement considered fair and reasonable.