Construction Sector Deal – will create more homes, quicker and at lower cost.
The Construction Industry Sector Deal, announced today, is so important for the industry – and great news. We know construction is vital to the UK economy, creating significant economic contribution and employment. This deal will help transform the industry for the 21st century - making it more productive, and helping to build more high quality and affordable homes quicker. The joint investment into the industry by the Government and Industry - over £420 million – is a huge opportunity to embrace more digital technology, to speed up the use of smart manufacturing in the construction of homes and will result in more innovation, better careers and enhanced skills – all delivering better performing buildings, built faster at a lower cost.
Mike Chaldecott, General Delegate for Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland said, "As I have been leading on the issue of industry innovation for the Construction Leadership Council, over the last two years I am particularly pleased about investments that will be made in accelerating innovation – raising levels of R&D focused on digital and manufacturing technologies, attracting investment into offsite manufacture and using precision design and offsite manufacture to minimise construction waste."
Further details of the Construction Sector Deal can be found in the Government's Construction Sector Deal report.