National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2021
On 23 March 2016, the Government published its plan to bring together all their infrastructure priorities for the next five years. The new National Infrastructure Delivery Plan draws together Parliamentary plans for large-scale housing and regeneration as well as new local schools, hospitals and prisons investment.
The Government has committed to infrastructure investment of over £100bn by 2020-21 that they hope, together with significant private sector investment, will deliver important projects that help grow the economy.
The Government has also published a new Construction Strategy document that commits to project cost reductions of £1.7bn during the current parliament through the use of innovation and efficiency to drive productivity. In addition, they have committed to support 20,000 new apprenticeships to help tackle the skills shortage.
The National Infrastructure Delivery Plan includes:
- Over £425bn of planned investment in more than 600 major UK projects and programmes to 2020-21.
- £58bn of public investment for housing and regeneration, education, health and justice.
- £15bn to support Highways England in transforming the Strategic Road Network with more than 100 major schemes completed or in construction by 2020-21.
- Continued support for High Speed 2, completing Crossrail and proceeding with Crossrail 2, helping to deliver on the Northern Powerhouse commitments.
- Over £100bn private sector investment in energy projects across electricity generation, transmission and in the North Sea.
- Helping facilitate private sector rollout of improved broadband and mobile networks.
The Government Construction Strategy sets out ambitions for smarter procurement, fairer payment, improving digital skills, reducing carbon emissions and increasing client capability. It is part of the newly-formed Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s aim of improving delivery and performance across infrastructure projects. A big part of driving efficiency is the rollout of BIM; the Strategy assessed that most departments are BIM Level 2-ready, with remaining departments on target to meet the 2016 mandate on 4th April.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BIM Level 2.
- Crossrail 2.
- Development consent order.
- Government construction and infrastructure pipelines.
- Government Construction Strategy.
- High Speed 2 (HS2).
- Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plans.
- Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
- Infrastructure UK.
- National infrastructure plan.
- National Infrastructure Plan for Skills.
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