The Construction Innovation Hub has unveiled the industry players who will take forward its flagship Platform Design programme.
A central plank of the Hub’s four-year Government-backed programme to transform UK construction, Platforms will enable new buildings to be designed and configured using a pre-defined ‘kit of parts’, which are proven to demonstrate greater whole-life value, lower carbon and energy use, better safety and quality and which will improve the overall performance of buildings. This approach will support government’s ambition to drive innovation and build industrial capability and capacity in businesses throughout the UK to deliver more sustainable buildings in the near future.
The Platform programme will be driven by a collaborative team of integrators comprising some of construction’s biggest players: Kier/VINCI Construction UK, Skanska, BAM, PCE, MID Group, Mace and Mott MacDonald.
Supported through every step of the programme by manufacturing, building performance and digital specialists from the three partners of the Hub – the MTC, BRE and CDBB, Platform participants will develop and refine their products, technologies or services which will then be installed and widely showcased on a proof-of-concept building, demonstrating how these solutions can be applied across a wide range of UK government projects for vital new buildings like schools, hospitals and prisons.
The wider collaborative team for the Hub’s Platform programme comprises over forty businesses drawn from a range of disciplines, and includes a number of specialist SMEs, who will work alongside the Hub and the integrators, providing design, specialist consultancy services, sub-assembly, components and materials that will be showcased on the proof of concept building.
Alan Kondys, Framework Director at VINCI/IHP said: “VINCI Construction UK are delighted to have been selected to participate in the transformational Platform programme. This initiative is aligned with our ProCure22 collaborative standardisation and MMC agenda to drive efficiencies in the delivery of public sector buildings.”
Date: 11 March 2020