“The Construction Playbook is the result of extensive collaboration from across the public and private sectors to bring together expertise and best practices. It builds on the recently published National Infrastructure Strategy and supports the government’s ambition to transform our infrastructure networks over the next decade and beyond so we can build back better, faster and greener.”

Extract from Foreword by Alex Chisholm, COO for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary to The Cabinet Office


Tim Bowen. Managing Director of Strategic Development, commenting on behalf of Keltbray, said:

“As the UK construction industry’s largest customer, it is essential that the Government sets out clearly the key role it expects construction to play in driving the UK’s recovery from the Covid19 pandemic, and creating a more balanced economic landscape across the UK.

“Keltbray has welcomed its involvement on the Cabinet Office forum leading the development of the Construction Playbook.  This has been a truly collaborative experience between Government and the key players in our industry, facilitating a very productive exchange of ideas, which have helped galvanise the entire construction sector behind the call for public sector projects to be delivered faster, better and greener.

“From our own perspective, it has helped reinforce and align our own purpose with that of Government – To redefine the way sustainable development is delivered.  We believe by adopting and embedding the recommendations of the playbook, we can help our industry become more productive and innovative in the way major public construction projects are procured, designed and delivered.

“Keltbray therefore welcomes the longer term, more transparent procurement arrangements advocated in the report, and looks forward to working with Government as a major delivery partner, to achieve greater value for the UK taxpayer, and transform our industry into the most collaborative, innovative and sustainable profession it can be.”


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