Balfour Beatty publishes report on UK’s infrastructure challenges

By Catherine Sturman
Leading international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has released their paper, Infrastructure 2050: Future Infrastructure which discusses the incre...

Leading international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has released their paper, Infrastructure 2050: Future Infrastructure which discusses the increasing challenges companies are currently facing within construction.

With an “anticipated infrastructure investment of £411bn in 564 projects and programmes from 2015/16 onwards”, there is an increased need for companies to adapt within several key areas and ensure there will be minimal impact to the continuing development of the UK’s infrastructure, tackling the shortage of skilled workers, alongside uncertainties gained from the recent Brexit vote.

Through focusing on six key areas: roads, rail, aviation, energy, nuclear decommissioning and flooding, the paper provides information to ensure the UK’s infrastructure continues to advance, developing a skilled workforce that will provide continuity and “maintain a more technically advanced and data rich infrastructure.”

Balfour Beatty has extensive knowledge of the complex relationship between infrastructure investment, regeneration and economic growth, and details how companies can have a competitive edge over other countries despite a changing demographic and a transforming climate. The paper “sets out Balfour Beatty’s expert views on the infrastructure developments planners need to make sure [they] are taking into account and are ready for”; meeting the ever changing needs of increased public expectations, alongside the collaboration of government and funders to meet long-term challenges. 

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