- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 08 Feb 2019
Government construction strategy
The first Government Construction Strategy, Government Construction Strategy 2011 2015, was published in May 2011. It was prepared by the Efficiency and Reform Group, working with the Construction Sector Unit of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), and Infrastructure UK (IUK).
The strategy was overseen by the Government Construction Board, originally chaired by the Chief Construction Adviser. However, when that role was abolished in November 2015, Cabinet Office minister Nick Hancock took over responsibility. The primary intention of the strategy was to reduce the cost of public sector construction by up to 20% by the end of the parliament, and to stimulate growth.
For more information see Government Construction Strategy 2011 2015.
The second Government Construction Strategy, Government Construction Strategy 2016 2020 was published by the Cabinet Office and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) in March 2016. It set out plans to deliver £1.7 billion of efficiencies and 20,000 apprenticeships.
For more information see Government Construction Strategy 2016 2020.
Transforming Infrastructure Performance, published by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) in December 2017 committed that the IPA would 'refresh' the Government Construction Strategy in 2018.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper.
- Chief planner.
- Construction 2025.
- Construction Leadership Council.
- Digital Built Britain.
- Farmer Review 2016: Modernise or die.
- Fragmentation of the UK construction industry.
- Government Construction Board.
- Government Construction Pipeline.
- Government Construction Strategy 2011 2015.
- Government Construction Strategy 2016 2020.
- Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
- List of construction industry reports through history.
- Lord Prior of Brampton.
- Mixed news from the Perkins Review.
- National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2021.
- National Infrastructure Plan.
- National Infrastructure Pipeline.
- National Needs Assessment NNA.
- Planning legislation.
- Transforming Infrastructure Performance.
Featured articles and news
From alabaster to travertine – how many types do you know?
Well-designed lighting helps maintain a healthy physiological and psychological balance.
Transferring the risk for obtaining the target BREEAM rating.
A simple but effective way to determine the root cause of an issue.
BSRIA report suggest the European market will double to 415 million Euros by 2023.
Why a wellbeing strategy is vital for property managers.
An ECA briefing for members about the commercial implications of leaving the EU.
A crucial moment on any project - and fraught with danger.
The performance gap from a Northern Ireland perspective.
Book review: Buildings of protestant nonconformity.
Design and testing for health and wellbeing - free download from BRE.