With the Government really committing over the last twelve months to a number of significant projects, the outlook for the sector is very positive.

Phil Downes

What we’re building now will help drive and shape the UK economy for the next century - so it’s important that the industry steps up to the challenge.

With so many substantial tenders coming down the line next year, particularly for HS2, it is time for the market to step up and demonstrate that we have the expertise, the capacity and the capability to deliver what the UK needs to thrive.

That means not just understanding how we build new infrastructure efficiently and economically, but always considering the whole life cycle of the asset we’re designing and building. This will need the further expansion of the use of new technologies like BIM, adapting it to address complex issues that impact the whole life of a project.

Phil Downes is infrastructure director for Capita’s property and infrastructure business