Government Construction Strategy

Organiser: Centre for Construction Innovation
Location: CUBE, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW
Phone: 0161 295 5076

Progress on the implementation of the Treasury Plan for Infrastructure in the UK

The Government's Plan for Growth, published alongside the Budget 2011, the Infrastructure Cost Review Implementation Plan, and the Construction Strategy published earlier this year, highlighted the critical importance of an efficient construction industry to the UK economy, and the need for reform of public sector construction procurement to improve value for money to taxpayers, and enable the construction industry to focus on bringing forward innovative solutions.

Infrastructure UK's Cost Review pointed to some of the shortcomings in the current approach to planning and delivering infrastructure and proposed a number of significant new initiatives. Previous attempts to bring about improvements have largely failed to embed the cultural and behavioural changes vital to underpin more collaborative and efficient models. A new culture and business models are essential if clients and industry are to have the confidence to innovate and be capable of rising to the challenges set out by Infrastructure UK.

The Centre for Construction Innovation is delighted to invite you to give your views on the progress to date of this aspect of Government Strategy. The discussion will be led by:

Alan Couzens, Infrastructure UK – Programme Director and Author of the Infrastructure Implementation Plan Treasury

James Papps, Infrastructure UK – Treasury

NW Regional Infrastructure Client – TBC

Professor Peter McDermott, Infrastructure UK Implementation Steering Group – School of the Built Environment and Centre for Construction Innovation, University of Salford


To reserve a place please contact Nancy Porter at or telephone 0161 295 5076 with the name, organisation, and email address of anyone wishing to attend.

There is no separate charge for this event, but please note that due to the popularity of these events, places are available on a first-come first-served basis.