The CLC published it’s Roadmap to Recovery on Monday morning this week. It is a strategy to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors,
and through them the wider UK economy, following the Covid19 pandemic and economic downturn. We would like to hear from all SPRA members what they think about the roadmap so that we can continue to feed into the discussions which are shaping this and other reactions and responses by the industry. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan executive summary:
Construction is uniquely placed to drive the national economic recovery. It operates throughout the UK, employs 3.1m workers, and exports billions of pounds of products and services. The strategy aims to increase the level of activity across the construction ecosystem, accelerate the process of industry adjustment to the new normal, and build capacity in the industry to deliver strategic priorities, including: increasing prosperity across the UK; decarbonisation; modernisation through digital and manufacturing technologies; and delivering better, safer buildings.
There are 3 phases to the plan, to be delivered over two years:
Restart: increase output, maximise employment and minimise disruption (0-3 months);
Reset: drive demand, increase productivity, strengthen capability in the supply chain (3-12 months); and
Reinvent: transform the industry, deliver better value, collaboration and partnership (12-24 months).
The outcomes will be a more capable, professional, productive and profitable sector, which delivers better value to clients, better performing infrastructure and buildings, and competes successfully in global markets. Failure to act will miss an opportunity to deliver this, and risks the industry lapsing into a longer term recession, which erodes capability and skills, and leaves a smaller, weaker sector as a legacy.