New website reveals £109 billion worth of infrastructure projects
The UK government in partnership with Barbour ABI, a part of UBM plc, a leading global live media and B2B communications, marketing services and data provider has introduced a new website giving details of all planned and future construction projects up to 2020.
The Government Construction Pipeline will be reviewed every six months and the data updated. Currently the data shows that the government will spend £62 billion on transport, £14.2 billion on nuclear decommissioning, £4.8 billion on flood defences and £5.8 billion on housing and regeneration.
The official government text on the new venture as published on the Data.gov.uk website is as follows:
The fifth iteration of the Government funded construction pipeline includes some 1,047 projects and programmes, over £109 billion of investment to 2020 and beyond. Over the last two years the Government has worked together with industry to improve the pipeline and for the first time it is also published on a dedicated portal: www.uk-cip.org.uk. The raw pipeline data will continue to be available on www.gov.uk and www.data.gov.uk alongside the portal.
The Government Construction Pipeline will be updated twice a year (it was last updated November 2012) and with each iteration seek to extend its ‘reach’ beyond the major construction spending departments and improve the integrity of data.
Government works with private sector partner Barbour ABI to publish the pipeline. We are committed to continuous engagement with industry and government clients on current usage and future improvements.”