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Building for the future

The UK Government has issued a challenge to remedy a 50-year backlog in investment in the UK’s infrastructure. From airports to roads to rail, the UK needs to fight to maintain its edge as a global leader.

The Government’s National Infrastructure Plan outlines its vision for the UK’s future and its strategy for meeting these needs for the UK economy, and its major commitments for investment in important infrastructure projects.

Today, almost half of the UK’s programme is active, ranging from communications and transport, to energy and water and waste.

The challenges are to:

  • Stimulate long-term growth via investment in major infrastructure programmes.
  • Manage data and digital developments across the full life cycle.
  • Make sectors sustainable – commercially, environmentally and operationally.

Act now to play your part in a new tomorrow.

How we can help

  • Investing successfully

    Investment in infrastructure remains a priority for the UK Government, but it is estimated that £150bn is wasted annually on underperforming projects across the UK. There’s also the socioeconomic return of major projects to consider: environmental capital, health and happiness, connectivity, employment, quality of life and social mobility.

    We can help you:

    • Use insights from data and analytics to help you make the right investment
    • Build a solid business case for investment
    • Commercialise your delivery model
    • Ensure you are set up for success
    • Reduce delivery risk premiums
    • Deliver transformation outcomes.
  • Deliver more output for less

    The UK saw labour productivity increase at around 2.5% a year for several decades until the 2008 financial crisis, after which it stalled and has remained broadly flat. Did you know that it takes a UK construction worker five days to produce the same thing an American worker does in four?

    One way of increasing productivity in the capital programmes space is to plan, design, build, commission and accept a project digitally, and then operate it virtually, before its physical counterpart is built, with as little manual human input as possible. Maximising off-site manufactured, reusable construction components drives up quality and reduces costs.

    We can help you:

    • Deliver more output from infrastructure investments
    • Make the most of what the supply chain can offer
    • Reduce waste and improve design and construction productivity
    • Bridge the growing skills gaps
    • Speed up the construction processes.
  • Maintain and operate for less

    With an average £120bn spent maintaining and operating the nation’s infrastructure assets, the benefit of good design choices relating to materials, energy efficiency and serviceability quickly adds up. You can save 10% – 15% by moving from a reactive and time-based inspection, maintenance and renewal of assets to predictive and condition-based management.

    We can help you:

    • Understand the assets you have, the operational risks they present and what causes them to fail
    • Understand why your asset data is poor
    • Engage and empower your workforce
    • Cut costs without introducing additional risk
    • Apply disruptive tech for monitoring or delivery.
  • Transform customer outcomes

    It’s possible to create a 5% – 15% uplift in the output from existing infrastructure by being better aligned to meeting demand – equivalent to creating a new revenue stream. The industries that are doing this well are using fine-grained real-time analytics which take into account factors such as demand and weather, to offer their customers a better service.

    We can help you:

    • Make suppliers more responsive
    • Better understand demand for your services
    • Understand what your future customers expect
    • Disrupt your own business model, or the industry operating model, for greater advantage
    • Make money from the data you capture.
 
EY - Sayeh Ghanbari“We need to build future Britain to meet the needs of our changing society. Our road, train, air, power and data networks are amongst the busiest in the world. We need modern infrastructure that will meet the needs of people today and tomorrow; infrastructure that makes use of information and the latest technology to transform the way we live.

Our Infrastructure Team helps clients develop and deliver the infrastructure of the future. We ensure clients invest in the right assets; design and build efficiently; operate and maintain these assets for less; and transform the service outcomes for all our citizens.”
– Sayeh Ghanbari, UK&I Infrastructure Leader
 
 

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