Building Growth - Utilities

About

An evidence based strategy was adopted to understand the key issues that needed resolving. Consultation with a range of developers, contractors, local authorities and utility companies have taken place. The consultation looked at the many steps that are typically required to successfully deliver onsite utilities and asked why this was sometimes less than aspirational.

Key areas identified where improvements could be made are:

  • Funding
  • Regulatory constraints
  • Resources
  • Capacity

Objectives

Taking the lead from the National Infrastructure Commission and National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, the principal objective is to enhance the delivery of utilities infrastructure within local strategic areas for the purpose of socioeconomic growth and increased construction output.

Key areas identified where improvements could be made are:

  • Funding
  • Regulatory constraints
  • Resources
  • Capacity

How

Every site has its own challenges and there isn't a simple solution, however a range of measures introduced within the industry could help improve construction output. Potential improvements have been identified that we believe will facilitate the delivery of key strategic sites.

  • Capital funding to unlock strategic sites
  • Regulatory changes
  • Introduction of 'approved consultants' to provide additional technical resources
  • Utilities Charter and common Service Level Agreement

Who

  • Utilities workshop being held in September 2018 with developers, contractors, local authorities and utility companies present. The aim of the workshop will be to bring together industry leaders and agree the top five actions that will make a real difference.
  • Prepare a paper detailing industry improvement and push for change.
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