The UK’s infrastructure is the physical assets that make up our road, rail, airport, energy, water, gas, and telecommunications networks. It is also the housing, hospitals and social infrastructure which serves our communities. Infrastructure is the backbone of a successful economy and society. It enables communities to function, business es to thrive, and our economy to prosper. Infrastructure construction programmes create jobs. Digital innovation in construction and maintenance is also creating opportunity for a new type of workforce in this sector. Infrastructure lasts a long time and it needs to be maintained and managed, and this also provides a long term need for support services.
This report explores why infrastructure projects can be complex and difficult and how they can be delivered well as well as how management consultants create value in this. It also includes case studies.